Welcome to the Library
The Library is at the heart of the school and is a large open space. It has ample seating for comfort and study, a vast range of books and resources, an IT area and a mezzanine for sixth form students to study in.
Themed book displays keep the Library vibrant and encourage students to try something different or see ‘What’s New’. The Library’s aim is to extend and develop students’ reading for pleasure by providing a wide and up-to-date range of fiction and non-fiction books. The Library also runs events such as Harry Potter days, author visits and School Diversity week.
Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 4:00pm
Students are able to use the Library during break and lunchtimes to read, borrow or return books, complete homework and to use the computers. There are also a variety of clubs that run every lunchtime which are open to all students:
Monday: Colouring/drawing/craft activities
Tuesday: Chess club
Wednesday: Quiet reading
Thursday: Games, including computer and board games
Classes in the Library
During lesson time the Library is frequently buzzing with classes led by teaching staff. Mrs Burns, School Librarian, also teaches a variety of lessons including a murder mystery induction for new students, reading strategies, speed dating with books to encourage reading for pleasure, research tips and lessons tailored to specific student needs.
There are currently 11 student librarians. Each librarian has two set duty days where they help out at either break or lunchtime. Their main duties are helping students or staff choose books, issuing or returning books and helping to run clubs.