Literacy and Library

KBA library is open daily to all students from 8am to 8.20am, at break time, at lunch time and after school every Monday to Friday. Students can take out, return, and renew books by visiting the library at these times.

We are proud that our library is used as a teaching and working area by primary, secondary students and staff.

United Learning Key Stage 3 Glossary

Students are encouraged to use this glossary of subject specific words to supplement their learning.  This glossary of terms can also be found on student Chromebooks by clicking on the literacy bookmark.

DEAR – Drop Everything and Read

All students in Years 7-9 are given 20 minutes a day to drop everything and read. This time is used to support AR but also to foster a love for reading. Both staff and students use this time to drop everything and read books for pleasure.

Form Time Reading


Form time reading (FTR) has been introduced to students in years 7-10 to promote reading for pleasure and to support KBA in becoming a reading rich school.  Students are exposed to a range of text types and challenging material. The programme promotes fluency, development of vocabulary and comprehension with form tutors leading these sessions and modelling excellent reading. This term students are reading ‘Private Peaceful’, ‘Wonder’, ‘The Outsiders’ and ‘Boys Don’t Cry.

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