Skip the Queue – latest winners

Well done to this month’s winners! 


Celebrate reading at our Book Fair!

The Book Fair will be arriving in school soon, with hundreds of new books to browse and buy.


Come and join us!

WHEN:                Tuesday 9th January 2018 – Friday 19th January 2018

WHERE:              In the school library

There will be over 200 titles to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there’s sure to be a book for everyone.

Christmas is so close why not ask family or friends to purchase a Gift Voucher? These are available at

Don’t forget that every book you buy can help to get FREE BOOKS for our school library!

Celebrating Reading KJHS Style!

We like to reward the reading efforts of our pupils in every way we can here at KJHS!! Achieving 85% accuracy on average and with a reading time of 20 minutes or more per day during quiz period one, the highest achieving class in each year group got to choose a teacher and a forfeit to celebrate their efforts with!! Well done to 10A2 who picked Mr Chambers and the bath of beans, to 8A2 also who selected the same forfeit for Mr Kirk and to 9A2 who picked Mrs Crothers and the ice bucket challenge!! Many thanks to the ‘volunteers’ and a big congratulations to the winning classes. Which class will be next to enjoy success after quiz period two?





Year 10 After Star Test 2



Year 10 can be busy for all pupils. More responsibilities and transfer exam revision can be very time consuming. We were extremely pleasead to see that some still found time to read and engage with Accelerated Reader.

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Mrs Cordner and Mr Whitehead presented all the awards and certificates during a special Year 10 AR Assembly.







Year 9 After Star Test 2

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Year 9 were awarded for their achievements in  Accelerated Reader during an assembly with their Year Heads.

Mrs McClenaghan and Mr Kirk enthusiastically presented the awards and praised all the pupils for their engagement.




Delicious Words Café


This week all classes have had the chance to take part in our Library Book Tasting Event!
Our goal was for everyone to have the chance to preview at least 4 books and decide whether or not they were interested in them.
So what did it involve? They had 3 minutes with each book. This was timed and so they had to stay focussed! They had a further 2 minutes to fill-out their menus and have a small snack before moving to the next table and therefore the next book!

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What books were on offer?
Earle, Philip -The Bubble Wrap Boy;
Taylor, Sean -A Waste of Good Paper ;
Riordan, Rick- Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes;
Edge, Christopher -12 Minutes to Midnight; Eastham, Ruth – Messenger Bird; Mayo, Simon- Itch; Symons, Mitchell – Don’t Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog ; Higgins, Chris – Alice in the Spotlight

Many thanks to our friends in Library Headquarters for loaning us some of the books! We have an excellent selection of books in our library and we hope that our pupils choose to read either for fun or for AR points.