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

01229 824210

Chetwynde School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum.

The greatest impact of reading is evidenced between children who read every day, between the ages of 10 and 16. Children who read books regularly from the ages of 10-16 gained higher GCSE results in ALL subjects at the end of secondary education. Reading was found to be more important for children’s cognitive development at secondary school than the influence of their parents.


  • Every year 7, 8 and 9 pupil reads for a minimum of 20 minutes EVERY DAY
  • Our beautiful and fully stocked library, at the heart of the school, offers pupils a full range of texts
  • KS3 pupils have Guided Reading lessons/ Accelerated lessons once every fortnight, to quiz on the books that they have read, to support learning, spelling and understanding