Patron of Reading

In recent years, our school has also had a long-standing connection with Abi Elphinstone through the Beanstalk Reading charity.  For a number of years, Abi would read with a reading group weekly.  The reading groups were fortunate to attend some of her book launches.  Abi no longer is able to visit our school every week but she still regularly pops in to see the children and inspire them. We thank her for her relentless generosity. 





Essendine Primary is proud to have Ross Montgomery as our Patron of Reading at our school for the academic year 2018/19.  Ross is a critically acclaimed author who has released a number of bestselling books, including Perijee and Me and The Building Boy.  During this year, Ross will be a frequent visitor to our school. He will work with all of the classes in Key Stage One and Two, and also deliver assemblies. We wish him a warm welcome to Essendine.