Fluency in the English language is an essential foundation for success in all subjects. At Port Regis we aim to encourage vivid and expressive writing, and to develop the accurate use of grammar, punctuation and spelling. English is at the heart of our academic curriculum and the department aims to excite and enthuse children about language and literature, as well as encouraging discussion and the expression of individual opinions.
We aim to instil in children a love of reading and an appreciation of all genres of literature. Termly author visits inspire the children in their reading and their own writing. In recent terms we have been lucky enough to welcome Dr Patrick Ryan, Gill Lewis, Marcus Sedgwick, Gillian Cross, Julia Green, Jeremy Strong, Liz Kessler, Anthony Pedley, Chris Bradford, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Joseph Coelho.
Marilyn Brocklehurst’s regular book fairs keep pupils and teachers up to date with the best new children's fiction. There are many opportunities for reading in the week and children enjoy using our stunning library at the heart of the mansion.
Head of English: Ian Mitchell-Innes BA(Hons) MSc(Hons)
If anyone is going to bring out what your child is good at, Port Regis will.Good Schools Guide