Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Get Caught Reading

What are the benefits of reading? 

  • Children who say they enjoy reading for pleasure are more like to  score well on reading assessments compared to pupils who said they enjoyed reading less
  • Regularly reading stories or novels outside of school is associated with higher scores in reading assessments
  • There’s some evidence to show that the activity is a more important determinant of children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status
  • It can have a positive impact on pupils’ emotional and social behaviour
  • It can have a positive impact on text comprehension and grammar
  • Positive reading attitudes are associated with reading more later in life and having increased general knowledge.


Our photographs show that reading is a vital part of everyday life at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred. Think about how much you read in a typical day: text messages, e mails, text books, road signs, food packaging, a computer screen….the list is endless.

Get caught reading and improve your chance of success in future life!