West Drayton Academy

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Reading is an entitlement of every child. We believe teaching every child to read well, making time within the school day to read, and embedding a culture of reading will make a profound difference to children’s lives!


Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Within all subjects, we are committed to promoting a love for reading. Opportunities to read are cherished. Children are confident, fluent readers who develop a broad range of reading skills. Pupils are  constantly exposed to new vocabulary to improve articulation and comprehension.


Reading promotes a better understanding of the world. Understanding people, places and events increases knowledge and provides opportunities for children to apply knowledge.

Click the link below to find out about reading at West Drayton. This document includes our reading overview, reading skills, progression by year group and reading expectations by year group.