To encourage students and parents to engage in reading and literacy we have put together some useful links for you to use.  We have also included a 'Reading Guide for Parents' giving information to Parents on helping their child to read for pleasure.  Enjoy!


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Gutenberg: Free classics online (Recommendation)


Pobble 365: One Picture. One teaching resource. Every Day

A creative writing tool which stimulates creative writing by using imagery, models of writing and questioning. 


Free Books

Unlimited & free reading for everyone around the globe! That’s our mission!

51,305 free books to read!

Note: This is more suitable for students with reading ages of 12 years plus.



  • If you have a Kindle, this is the time to start using it! There are parental controls to help parents to ensure they do not access unsuitable books.

Literacy Trust


Family Zone

  • Ideas and guidance for fun, simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

Love Reading for Schools


  • Love Reading is the UK’s leading portfolio of book recommendation websites.

Recommended Reading list

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  • List of books suitable for Key Stage 3

Oxford Owl

For younger students and siblings


FREE eBook Library

  • Free eBook collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our range of over 100 free eBooks.

Free Children’s Stories


  • Free stories for younger students and siblings. Encourage old siblings to read to and with younger siblings.