Research suggests long breaks from the formal school routine of learning, such as the summer holidays, can contribute to a dip in progress when students return to school, especially when it comes to reading and literacy. Here at Laurus Ryecroft we actively encourage our students to spend at least ten minutes a day reading over the holidays.

Reading not only assists our students academically and sets them up for the future of their choice, but it is also good for their mental health and ability to concentrate, and enables them to access the world around them. A trip to the local library can really broaden youngsters’ horizons.

We are keen to ensure all our current – and future – students read over the summer break and we have compiled age-appropriate suggested reading lists to guide families. Please click here to view them.