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Reading at Midhurst Rother College

At MRC, we recognise the importance of reading in enabling young people to experience the world beyond their immediate surroundings and unlocking their access to the whole curriculum.

Our whole college reading programme takes place during tutor time, with each year group reading a carefully selected, age-appropriate texts aimed at improving literacy and broadening students’ cultural understanding.

Year 7

'Check Mates' by Stewart Foster
'The Girl of Ink and Stars' by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Year 8

 ‘Maze Runner' by James Dashner
'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill

Year 9

'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding
'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

Year  10

'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee


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Midhurst Rother College Library is used by all students, teachers and staff and aims to support students with their studies, teachers with their lessons and provide stimulating and exciting reading materials for everyone.  It is an important focus and support for learning and a haven of calm where students can chill out, read, and relax as well as do their homework, draw, play chess and scrabble and much more. 

The library is run by Mrs S Hastings with support from the student librarians. 

eBook Library for KS3 or 4 students to use. The link is here: 


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