Literacy & Accelerated learning

Continuing our Whole School Literacy:

Newmarket Academy Staff

Childhood Reads

 The Magic Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton (Mrs Elsden)

The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton (Mrs Guenigault)

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (Mrs Conway-Jarrett)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis (Mr Rogers)

My Family and other Animals by Gerald Durrell (Ms Wilson)

Watership Down by Richard Adams (Mrs Williams)

Point Horror series by R.L Stine (Miss Gynn)

Malory Towers by Enid Blyton (Mrs Whyatt)

The Cat in the Hat by Dr.Seuss (Ms Harridge)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien (Mr Froy)

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge (Mrs Davies)

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton (Mrs Watson)

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Mr Weston)

The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper (Mrs Holness)

Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend (Mr Fisher)

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (Dr Robson)

The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson (Mrs Spicer)

The Twits by Roald Dahl (Mr Davey)

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (Mrs Bennett)

The BFG by Roald Dahl (Mrs Pelly)

Goalkeepers Are Different by Brian Glanville (Mr Howells)

A short story told entirely from book titles.

We Come Apart in The North of Nowhere. Nightrise is Deadtime. Surrender the Simple Gift of The Midnight Fox who is Hoping for a Home. The Midnight Fox Takes a Step Into the Dark of The Lost World through The Midnight Gate. Feather Boy emerges - Now is the Time for Running.

By Linda Elmroti, Mia Hunt, Lou Lou Southey, Holly Swann and Sophie Swann.


Do you want to help young people to improve their reading skills?  Are you sympathetic and approachable?  Do you have an hour or so to volunteer at Newmarket Academy?

If your answer to all of these questions is ‘Yes’ then we would love to hear from you.

Opportunities exist for volunteers to work with our younger pupils to boost their confidence in enhancing their reading skills.  This will have a huge effect on their learning and progress across all their lessons, not just in English.

You will be working with pupils on a one-to-one basis, listening to him or her read, guiding, encouraging and supporting as necessary.

Our paired reading scheme supports our other major new initiative at Newmarket Academy, an Accelerated Reading programme which will be undertaken by all our Key Stage 3 pupils.

If you feel you have the time to give, please get in touch with Kate Nola via the school’s main telephone and email contacts. (01638 664412/




Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students will be participating in the Accelerated Reader programme as part of their English lessons

What is Accelerated Reader? Click here to find out