The overarching purpose of English at Brooke Priory is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.


• To read easily, fluently and with understanding
• To develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
• To acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
• To write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
• To use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
• Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate