Why Literacy Matters

“Literacy” is the ability to read and write.  A student who leaves school literate, will be able to read and write at a level that will enable them to cope with the demands of the modern world.  But, we want more than this for our students, because we believe that one of the most important aspects of education is to ensure young people leave school with a literacy level that enables them to thrive and achieve their personal life goals.

Across the UK, this does not always happen.

Nationally, one in six adults’ literacy is below the level expected of an 11-year-old. Those who leave school without good literacy are likely to find it harder to find employment.  Poor literacy also limits future wages and is linked to poor health.

At Wootton we are committed to helping all our students achieve excellence, and we view literacy as an important factor in ensuring that happens.