Other pages of interest in this section:

 Ivanhoe College – A reading school.


Reading underpins success across academic subjects. Studies from the National Literacy Trust show there is a positive correlation between reading and attainment 


Reading regularly is demonstrated to have a positive impact across all elements of the curriculum.

With our school undertaking an age range change, from 11-14, to 11-16 which will see students at Ivanhoe stay on to take their GCSEs,  having our students read regularly, both for pleasure and function, is of imperative importance to our students' future academic successes.

But our responsibility as educators doesn’t stop at the classroom door. Reading, both for pleasure and for function, is also shown to have a positive impact on:

  • Personal relationships.
  • Financial success.
  • Health and physical wellbeing.
  • Mental health and wellbeing.
  • Cultural awareness.

Put simply – reading is a skill which serves to improve every aspect of a young person’s life. Ivanhoe, as a reading school, is invested in promoting literature that challenges, informs, educates, builds up, and benefits all of the students that study here.

In this section you will find reading recommendations for each subject – both non-fiction and fictional – that have been curated by our subject leaders, links to websites that can aid and assist ours students in their reading, reading forums, and much more.





Further research for reference

Department for Education - Research evidence on reading for pleasure

National Literacy Trust - Young People's Reading and Writing Report


Updated Coronavirus measures for schools

23 November 2021 Dear Parents/ Carers, Additional coronavirus (COVID-19) measures for schools and educational settings You will be aware that nationally, cases of COVID-19 amongst school aged children are currently high, and Leicestershire is no exception. As a result, all schools and early...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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