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We are expert Readers & Writers

English is given the highest status in our curriculum to help children to improve their learning and performance in education, work and life.  It is through talking, reading, writing and vocabulary acquisition that children learn to communicate ideas, express themselves deeply and to understand the world in which they live.


At The Stoke Poges School, Reading is at the heart of our school.  We recognise that success in reading is vital for success across the curriculum, and for life after education.

We have a two-pronged approach to reading; we want to instil our pupils with a deep and lifelong love of books and language, whilst also providing them with skills to read, developing both decoding and comprehension in partnership.  All pupils should leave our school with the ability to read, write and speak in the academic language that they will need to be successful in secondary school and beyond.


Our writing curriculum enables our children to become creative, confident writers who write clearly and accurately and can adapt their language and style for a range of purposes and audiences.  All children are provided with many opportunities to develop and apply their writing, and to plan, revise and evaluate their work.  They will also develop an awareness of the audience and context, and an increasingly wider knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.  We aim for all pupils to leave school being able to use fluent, legible and speedy handwriting.

Please click on the links to learn more about our approach.