The Library and Reading for Pleasure
The Library is the ultimate place for students. The Library brings together a wide selection of up-to-date fiction and non-fiction books, computing technologies and electronic resources in an attractive, modern and sleek environment. It is not just about providing quality information resources but also about creating and forging experiences that will cultivate and enhance reading for pleasure and independent learning.
The Library is open Monday to Thursday 7.50am until 4.30pm; Friday 7.50am until 3.00pm. Students are required to get passes if they need to access the space during lunch.
The Library is managed by Miss Shepherd, She is supported by a small team of dedicated pupil librarians from all year groups during break and lunchtimes.
The Library provides a gateway to wealth of up-to-date, attractive and accessible information resources.
- Fiction and non-fiction books that can be borrowed for a 2 week period. Non-fiction books are colour coded and arranged by subjects to enable students to locate information efficiently and their exact requirements. Fiction books are arranged by genres to encourage students to browse at ease.
- Accelerated Reader can be used to complete quizzes
- A good selection of daily, weekly and monthly newspapers, comics and newspapers.
- Laptops that can be used for research and homework whilst in the Library
All students in years 7-9 are scheduled for sessions during their English timetable on a fortnightly cycle where they are able to ‘read and relax’ for a whole lesson. In addition, students have the opportunity to take part in research workshops on how to use and critically evaluate information, with the aim of becoming successful and confident researchers.
During lunch break students are invited to partake in extra-curricular activities to support their love of reading