At Penwortham Primary School we aim for all our pupils be avid readers, children who read fluently and widely and are able to express preferences and opinions about the texts that they read. We want them to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors in order for them to make informed opinions about their favourites. We believe that oracy is a vital skill for language and self expression and for children to be effective independent learners. We want our children to write with confidence and accuracy for a variety of purposes and audiences whilst developing their own individual flair. We want our children to be able to write with grammatical accuracy and be able to apply spelling patterns correctly using a neat handwriting style. We aim to expose our children to a wide range of vocabulary so that they able to decipher new words and then use them when speaking both informally and formally. We also aim for our children to apply all of these English skills to all areas of the curriculum. Above all, we aim for our children to achieve the very best they can and believe that English, through oracy, reading and writing, is a foundation to achieving this success.


During their time at our school we aim for all our children to have a range of literacy experiences at least once in their school career. These include opportunities to:

  • perform for an audience
  • competitions for reading, writing and oracy
  • meet a real author
  • visit a library and / or book shop
  • share their reading and writing with the school and wider community
  • enjoy a live theatre production
  • publish a piece of writing
  • understand the career opportunities that English may provide
  • take part in discussions and debates


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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Julie Cullen

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