Literacy @ Holly Lodge

Mission Statement

At Holly Lodge Girls’ College, it is our belief that all teachers are teachers of literacy. We are committed to developing literacy skills in all subjects across the curriculum, believing that it will support the learning of all students and raise standards in every subject.

We therefore believe that:

  • Literacy is a right for all pupils
  • Every teacher is responsible for the development of literacy
  • Literacy should be developed across all areas of the curriculum.

Literacy Events

Have you noticed what your teachers are currently reading?  Look out for reading poster, on  classroom doors and ask your teacher about their book of choice!

We love celebrating:

Library News

Not only has our fantastic library been rehoused in the new Emmeline Pankhurst Building, but it has had a makeover!

Come and find a comfy cushion and relax with a good book.

Congratulations to all students who took part in March’s ‘Ready Steady Read’ – we raised a fantastic £300 which has been well spent on sprucing up the library shelves.  Have a look at what is new in the library and ask Miss O’Shaughnessy for any recommendations.

Popular Links

Stuck for something to read?

Take a look at Liverpool’s online library and have access to 1000s of books at the tips of your electronic fingertips.

See Miss O’Shaughnessy for your personalised username and password – then follow the link:


Non-Fiction websites:

Don’t fancy fiction; take a look at the latest non-fictiuon news.

Literacy Support

Need a helping hand with your Literacy skills?  Take a look at these resources to refresh your grammatical skills, restart your reading and perfect your punctuation.

Reading Skills Work Booklet

Literacy & Grammar Work Booklet

KS3 Punctuation & Skills Revision

Literary Words list

GCSE -planning for A*

Key spellings

Year 7 Literacy Skills Builder Booklet

Year 8 Literacy Skills Builder Booklet

Year 9 Literacy Skills Builder Booklet

Subject Specific:

Literacy doesn’t just belong in the English classroom, here are some top-tips offered across the curriculum.

Recommended Reads

If you are unsure which book or text type is going to be for you, then see Miss O’Shaughnessy or you English teacher for advice.  Here are some of our suggested fantastic reads.