Our newly refurbished split level library is located immediately next to the Reception, is staffed by a dedicated Librarian and is open from 8.20 until 4.20 Monday- Thursday and 3.50 Friday.
You can access MLS, our library online, here.
Over 3000 fiction and over 7000 non-fiction titles are stocked suitable for all reading abilities and ages, most of which may be borrowed by staff and pupils. Pupils may borrow up to 4 books at once in addition to their textbooks. A selection of magazines and newspapers is available to read in the library.
There are 5 computers and 26 laptops which may be booked for lessons or used at free times by pupils. An interactive whiteboard is available for teaching.
We have also recently updated our library hosting system to MLS which enables students to view and reserve library stock, write reviews, search for authors and can be accessed from home on your mobile phone or tablet.
All Year 7 and Y8 students are enrolled on the Accelerated Reader Programme which enables students to test their understanding of books they have read, recommends the next level and enables teachers to monitor progress. This enhances a wider vocabulary understanding and enjoyment of books both fiction and non - fiction supporting all curriculum subjects.
The library is well-used both during lesson time for research and computer-based lessons, and in free time for homework, research and reading.
Pupil librarians are encouraged and assist with the smooth running of the library at breaks and lunchtime. Senior library assistants supervise to ensure that the library remains a pleasant environment for all pupils to work peacefully.