Evidence base

Have a look at some of these reports, all of which stress the importance of reading for pleasure and educational achievement.  A well run and professional school library can address these difficulties.  (Most recent reports first.)

Many GCSE pupils have reading age of 13 year old   TES article February 2018

Book ownership, literacy engagement and mental wellbeing  National Literacy Trust 2018

School Libraries: why children and young people use them or not   National Literacy Trust 2018

The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment The Reading Agency June 2015

Reading, the next steps: supporting higher standards in schools  March 2015  DFE

Subject to background: what promotes better achievement for bright but disadvantaged students?  March 2015  Sutton Trust

Reading for Pleasure – what we know works.  CLPE  2018

The neuroscience of your brain on fiction’  New York Times Sunday Review  April 2012

Boys’ Reading Commission   National Literacy Trust 2012

Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure   May 2012  DFE report

Truth, lies and the Internet: a report into young people’s digital fluency. Demos, authors Bartlett and Miller Publication date 29 September 2011.

The Value of Academic Libraries by Meghan Oakleaf   September 2010  ALA

Effective School Libraries: Evidence of Impact on Student Achievement by Lyn Barrett  SLA  2010