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Alverstoke Junior School Library

(Hampshire)

Our 2016 end of Key Stage 2 results showed a drop in attainment for reading of 12% compared to last year. This year reading is a focus of our school improvement plan. We have refurbished our library but the books are very tattered. For the benefit of our current 306 and all future pupils, we want to fill our shelves with new, good quality books.

Our goals:

  • To have a well-stocked library with an engaging range of books from diverse authors so that even the most reluctant readers will be able to find books which excite them and engage their imagination and thirst for knowledge.
  • To integrate reading more into our school curriculum by displaying guided reading books in our library for all to see, enabling teachers to plan guided reading for pleasure as well as educational needs and helping pupils to see this link.
  • To improve attainment in our school end of key stage 2 reading results. Our aim is that in the 2017 reading test, attainment will have increased to 90% attainment with a higher proportion of children reaching greater depth.
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How we will achieve our goals

A community award would fund our entire library book project and also pay for the shelving required to help promote guided reading in our school. A community award would help our school achieve its goals without there being any unnecessary delay.

Where the money will go

Since our refurbished library was relaunched as ‘The Hub’ this September, there has been a notable increase in the number of pupils wanting to spend more time in the new and vibrant library space. Having a well-stocked library will encourage all our pupils to read more and develop a lifelong love of reading.

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  1. Posted on November 4, 2016

    what an amazing cause, reading can bring endless joy and provide limitless knowledge… Good luck Alverstoke.

  2. Posted on November 29, 2016

    Good luck Alverstoke, this is a truly deserving cause. May those shelves be filled with many books!

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