"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

Frederick Douglass


At Bishop Young Academy, our literacy focus is at the heart of our whole curriculum.


Our aim is to develop students who:

  • Organise their writing logically and coherently using spelling, punctuation and grammar conventions correctly and accurately.
  • Actively engage in listening to other students and respond accordingly to develop a higher level of oracy skills.
  • Read with understanding, locate and use information alongside actively and consistently reading for pleasure.



Accelerated Reader


Our curriculum for years 7, 8 and 9 embeds reading and comprehension through the use of Star Reading and Accelerated Reader. Students actively engage with texts that have been identified for their reading ability then complete quizzes to test their comprehension.


How can you help your child?


  • To encourage your child to read, engage in active discussions about their current novel/text.
  • Encourage your child to read for about 20 - 30 minutes per day.
  • Participate in the choosing of new texts. AR book finder will support the choice of level and challenge for your child.
  • Use Home Connect to share the successes of your child - logins are available to all parents.


All students should have a reading book as part of their daily equipment.


Word of the Week


Each week, the academy introduces a new word to all students. Discuss these with your child to encourage them to share their ever-developing vocabulary bank.


Abbey Multi Academy Trust,

c/o Chapter House,

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy,

Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 257877


Bishop Young Academy

Bishops Way



LS14 6NU


Tel: 0113 273 9100  Fax: 0113 273 4216


Company No.: 07705552