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 Book of the Week


Book of the Week is The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud.

When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .

For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.

Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest, most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood.

When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.

Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of   suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again  . . .

Find out more here.



We Are Writers Book

Our "We Are Writers" book has arrived with all your fantastic Winter stories and poems in it, and it looks fabulous!  You can now order a copy of it.  It costs £5.99 a copy and will be a great way to celebrate your talents and it will be a lasting reminder of your time at Richard Coates.

Contact Mrs Haxell or your form teacher to order a copy.


Mini Lit Quiz

We took three teams of students from Year 7 and 8 to Chantry Middle School to the annual Mini Lit Quiz.  There were 50 questions on various topics related to children's books.  The competition was tough, but our teams did very well and had a really fun afternoon.