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SCHOOL: Wingfield Road, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 3LL

HEAD OFFICE: BDMAT, 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ

01675 463672 - Ms Holliday

Coleshill C of E Primary School

Inspiring our children to flourish and enjoy 'Life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)

Reading questionnaire


Thank you to everyone who took part in our Giant Reading Questionnaire!

From those who responded we can say that...

  • Reading enjoyment is high overall, although girls enjoy reading slightly more than boys - 92% of girls responding enjoy reading compared to 81% of boys.
  • Girls are reading marginally more often than boys - more than 40% of those responding read every day.
  • Boys are more likely to have stories read to them than girls - over half of boys compared to around a third of girls responding.
  • Boys are more likely to face challenges while reading at home. The top challenge for boys is being reluctant to read, the top challenge for girls is lack of time.
  • Children are more likely to be reading with a woman.
  • The top recommended authors are Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams and Enid Blyton.

Here’s what some of our pupils say about reading:


“I love being read to so I can be a part of an adventure.” [Y2]

“Readers are leaders.” [Y5]

“I like reading!” [Y3]

“I like reading because there are lots of fun books.” [Y3]

“Reading helps you with your writing and you become smart.” [Y3]


“Reading opens up the world.” [Y1]

“When you read a good book, you can get lost in the story.” [Y5]

“It’s fun!” [Y5]

“Read more, learn more. You can enjoy reading whilst learning.” [Y5] 

“Reading is very educational and broadens your general knowledge.” [Y4]


Boys recommended authors...

Enid Blyton

Julia Donaldson

Bear Grylls

CS Lewis

Dick King Smith


Jeff Kinney

Jeremy Strong

JK Rowling

Josh Lacey

JRR Tolkien

Richmal Crompton

RL Stine

Roald Dahl

Roderick Hunt

Terry Pratchett


Girls recommended authors...

Roald Dahl

Jacqueline Wilson

David Walliams

Julia Donaldson

Michael Morpurgo

Dick King Smith

Dr Seuss

JK Rowling

Jeff Kinney