Pupils in Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 read to a member of staff daily, and further up the school as required. Pupils are expected to read daily at home.
English is taught through literature; the school does not use abridged or simplified texts for this purpose, but rather literature appropriate for the age and abilities of the pupils. Emphasis is placed on regular writing, imaginative, descriptive, and reported genres are taught. Spelling and grammar rules are taught and practised regularly.