English

At St Richard Reynolds, it is our aim to ensure pupils have high-quality teaching and learning experiences that will develop their abilities to speak, read and write with fluency. It is fundamental that our pupils acquire the required skills, understanding and knowledge to become lifelong learners, with a positive growth mind-set. Our pupils receive engaging and challenging learning experiences that provide them with the confidence to achieve their full potential. We strive to instil a love for reading and a passion for writing so that pupils can communicate their thoughts, ideas and emotions effectively.

The English curriculum at St Richard Reynolds is supported by cross-curricular themes structured in half termly blocks. Each theme provides a platform for developing high quality speaking and listening skills together with the opportunity to analyse and synthesise texts. At St Richard Reynolds we want our pupils to be challenged with an English curriculum that is clear, coherent and well-sequenced.

We aim to:

  • Expose pupils to an English curriculum sequenced to develop the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
  • Grow and inspire fluent readers who have a love of reading.
  • Nurture pupil’s creativity and imagination so they develop a passion for writing.
  • Develop oral skills and language needed for pupils to confidently express themselves preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond.

Useful Website Links for English

High School Tours

Our High School College Tours have now finished for the summer term. Tours will resume in the new academic year on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout September and October. Reservations for tour tickets will be available through Eventbrite via this link HERE. Our Open Evening has been scheduled for the evening of 2nd October, 6-8pm.

Primary School

Primary Tours for September 2025 entry will resume in September. They will take place on Friday mornings at 9:30am. To reserve a space on one of the tours, please access our Eventbrite booking system via this link HERE. Should you need any further information, please contact primary@srrcc.org.uk.

Sixth Form

Applications for our Sixth Form have now closed. Should you need any further information, please contact sixthform@srrcc.org.uk.