Chetwynde School, Croslands, Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0NY

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Reading for Success

Chetwynde has a thriving reading culture and we have built it with passion and a deep belief that reading ability is the foundation block for your child's success in our school and for the life they will lead in the future.

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Why is reading so important?

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. 

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

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How Can I Help My Child Choose a Book to Read?


This is a great website with up to date recommendations.