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Pupil Premium Reading Scheme

The English Department are taking part in an exciting collaboration with Willoughby Book Club.  Rainham Mark Grammar School are supplying students who are eligible for pupil premium funding with a book a month, for six months. 

The process is simple: students from years 7, 8 and 9 who qualify for pupil premium funding will be asked a number of questions about their hobbies, interests and reading habits.  Then, these details are used by the trained book selectors at Willoughby Book Club to select a book.  The student will not know what the book is.  You can be assured that the book will be age appropriate in terms of content.

It will arrive wrapped and addressed to the student at their home address.  We hope that this will generate a sense of excitement around reading as they receive a mystery book every month! 

We would really appreciate parental/guardian support in encouraging their son/daughter to read these books; we believe passionately that reading encourages not just academic performance, but the development of character traits such as empathy, reflection and imagination. 

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