St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Love of reading


We believe that everyone needs an inviting and happy space to enjoy a book. In September 2020, we refurbished our library. We have given it a complete revamp! It has been painted, redecorated and completely changed ready for the children to enjoy. Our library is jungle themed. Our Key Stage 2 reading books are kept in the library along with lots of other exciting books.

Classroom Reading Areas

At St Pius X we believe that each classroom should have a dedicated space for reading. Each year, during transition week the children use their art and design and design and technology skills to create things to be displayed in their new reading space. This space is an inviting and exciting space where the children enjoy spending time, reading for pleasure. 

Each year, there is a competition between the classrooms. This involves someone external coming to judge the reading corners in each classroom and a winner being chosen! The winning class is awarded £200 to spend on classroom resources. Which class would you select as your winner?


Reader of the Week

To promote the love of reading and motivate children to read outside of school we have a Reader of the Week. Each class chooses a reader of the week, based on who has read the most at home or who has shown improvement in their reading. The Reader of the Week is announced weekly in assembly and the winner in each class receives a prize, as well as having their name displayed in class.