To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we will be running a sponsored read between 3rd March and 16th March.


The project is being organised in conjunction with our Usborne Organiser, Hayley O’Brien and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school.


In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne also will donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!


Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read anything with words (for example comics, recipes, magazines) for as long or as little as they like. 


Should you wish to support our sponsored read, please find enclosed a sponsorship form for your child. A reading log, to record the minutes they have spent reading, will be given to them in class.


After the sponsored read, please send all the sponsorship money that your child has raised to the school by Friday 24th March. We will be awarding three fantastic prizes for the top three readers who raise the most money. 1st prize - £25.00 cinema voucher, 2nd prize £15.00 cinema voucher and 3rd prize £10.00 cinema voucher.

Please support our sponsored read so that your child has more books to read, share and enjoy!

Download sponsorship forms and reading logs from the bottom of this page


***New Books for Key Stage 2!****

New home reader books are now available for Key Stage 2 pupils in the library. These fabulous new books are all banded to ensure all children are reading at a level which suits them. Titles include: Attack of the Bolbs, Space Rat Rescue, Smelly Socks, Raiders of the Sea and many more. 

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Contact the School

St Joseph the Worker Primary School

Cutnook Lane, Irlam, M44 6GX

Main Contact: Mrs A Brierley - School Business Manager & Miss K Chilton - School Clerk

Tel: 0161 921 1695
Fax: 0161 921 1699