Athersley North Primary School



“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller

At Athersley North Primary School, we value reading as a key learning skill and recognise it as being at the heart of becoming a well-rounded, educated citizen. Books have been purchased with the intention of ensuring that all children at school are exposed to high quality children’s literature; enabling them to experience the intrinsic sense of joy that reading can bring, as well as developing their knowledge of the world.

We are very proud of our school Library.  Each title has been carefully considered – not just for quality and variety in terms of genres, classics and modern texts, established and new authors – but also in terms of how they can support the children’s understanding of the subjects covered in the school’s wider curriculum.

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.’

– Katherine Patterson