At Kirkby College we regard listening, writing, speaking and reading as integral to accessing and succeeding in the curriculum. All students have reading age assessments each year and this information is shared with all staff to assist in their quality first teaching. Year 7 and 8 also complete the Accelerated Reader programme. All students also take part in Robust Reading in Tutor Time where they will read several novels a year.

Students with SEND may require additional support with literacy which may be with a teacher or LSA using intervention programmes such as Fresh Start and Lexia.

Each week all students have a Word of the Week to refer to and use in their lessons and for staff to discuss with students.