Reading Quality Mark

Reading Quality Mark


The Reading Quality Mark (RQM) has been developed by Liverpool School Improvement with a focus to promote reading for enjoyment amongst children. The programme is accessible to all schools who feel they meet the criteria.

Schools can be accredited with a bronze, silver or gold award, which recognises the effort that they have made in promoting the joy of reading amongst their pupils.

In order to attain these awards schools will be assessed across six themes, and whether they meet the criteria for bronze, silver or the gold award.

Key themes include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Workforce development
  • Reading promotion
  • Reading events and groups
  • School wide opportunities for reading for enjoyment
  • Family/community involvement/ public library service

This is an exciting project that schools should take full advantage of, in order to increase the achievements of their pupils.

All information above has been taken from Liverpool School Improvement. More information can be found here.


RQM at Whiston Willis


Whiston Willis was extremely proud to receive the GOLD Reading Quality Award during the summer of 2016.

This was a result of the dedication and committment of school staff, governors, parents and most importantly the children, to improve reading standards within school by focusing on the main objective of ensuring the children read for pleasure.

Find below photographs of the excellent activities that take place across school in relation to reading and the full report from our inspection.


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Contact the school

Call and speak to either

Mrs Joyce Jones

on 0151 477 8270

Whiston Willis Community

Primary School, Milton Avenue

Prescot, L35 2XY

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