A school in Tottenham has vowed to keep pushing reading standards following its success with World Book Day.

Students and staff at Park View school, in Philip Lane, marked the occasion by dressing up as their favourite literary characters.

The event went hand in hand with its massive literacy push, according the school.

Head of English Lisa Smith said: “World Book Day is a wonderful way to further promote a love of reading amongst our school community.

“Students and staff have thoroughly enjoyed guessing characters and today support our continued drive to improve literacy.”

According to the school, recent testing showed that 40 per cent of the students have improved their reading age at an accelerated rate, with many improving by more than a year in just four months.

Year 8 pupil Ali Kaymaz, whose reading age has improved by three years, since September said: “World Book Day was really fun, seeing all the teachers walking around dressed as their favourite characters.

“As students, it makes us want to go away and read the books they’re talking about.”