Our school is a place of words, spoken, written and read

Literacy and oracy are vital skills in learning and life. A central objective at NLA is to extend the vocabulary and literacy of every pupil. Summer schools before entry to year 7 begin the journey with language and you will see words all around North Liverpool Academy.

Language is central to every aspect of learning at school and is developed by all teachers in every department and lesson. Literacy and oracy are supported across school by all staff in all lessons as well as by a team of specialists who deliver formal assessment, development sessions for vocabulary, individual support through phonics, guided reading and enrichment throughout the school curriculum.

We hold year group assembles where students present and invited authors speak with the students. Co-curricular clubs include debating, family history and classical civilisation and are designed to encourage talk both inside school and at home.

Our students are encouraged to talk, read and present. Everyone has a voice which is valued at NLA.

Language is central to everything we do in our lives and it is fun


Click below to explore the wonderful Oracy strategies we use with our students:

Animal Care
Creative Media
Performing Arts
Travel and Tourism

Children need to be confident and effective communicators to become empowered young citizens.


At North Liverpool Academy we have a comprehensive school library for the use of all students.

There is a range of fiction and non-fiction books, suitable for all reading abilities. You can come and read, browse or do homework in a calm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

You can find the library in room 1027 on the first floor at the front of the building.

Library Opening Times are:

Monday – Friday – 8am – 8.25am
Monday – Friday – break times
Monday – Friday – KS3 lunch time – Reading club
Tuesday & Thursday – 3pm – 5pm – Homework club/ Reading club
Friday 2.20pm – 3pm.

To meet Mrs Williams the school librarian and find out more information click here.

For more guidance on reading at home please take a look at these documents below. If you require any information or guidance, please contact Ms Evans as above.

Recommended Reads for Years 7 and 8

Reading is one of the best ways to improve literacy, and we encourage our students to pick up a book or two from our school library.