The Reading Retreat

In our quest to get all children reading, we are planning to create an outdoor library space on the Junior Site having applied for and received grants from the Foyle Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund. The aim of the project is to enhance children’s reading enjoyment and engagement and to provide opportunities to read and enjoy books at break and lunchtimes.

We are committed to providing children with a wide range of reading experiences and to promote reading for pleasure, something we strongly believe raises aspirations and provides opportunities for the future.

Currently, with the support of the PTA, we are working with a local architect who is designing our space. See below for her initial drawing of what the library space may look like.


Our shelter 
Architect drawing 



You might have spotted a new addition to our playground on the Junior Site after the summer holidays.


This is the beginning of our new outdoor library, which we hope will be ready for use by November. There’s lots of work still to do including painting, building the outside structure and the very important job of filling it with fantastic new books. Watch this space for more information about the grand opening! 

A huge thanks to our PTA for their continued support and enthusiasm for this project and thanks also to The Big Lottery Fund, The Foyle’s Foundation and Jewsons for their grants totalling £19,000.