The Library

 
 

The Library is at the heart of our school campus, occupying the ground floor of a brand new facility shortlisted by the Local Authority Building Control design awards for Best Education Building. The spacious, welcoming design of the building helps create an inspiring atmosphere where reading, independent study and cultural events take place.

We actively promote reading for pleasure and seek to create a community of readers. The Library hosts regular author visits as well as organising book promotions and reading related clubs and competitions. Our wide range of fiction is constantly refreshed and updated, and caters for reluctant readers as well as established bookworms!

We work closely with the English department to deliver a broad range of activities to engage readers of all interests, ages and abilities. Amongst our successful ongoing projects are the Read for My School competition which encourages students from Years 7 & 8 to read as many books as they can over an 8 week period, logging their achievements online, and our annual celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, with readings, dressing up, cake making and Shakespearean insult hurling!

 
 

We also host Year 9 and 10 reading groups, a Graphic Novel steering group and a Book Buddy scheme that brings together Year 11 students with lower school ‘buddies’ once a week to read, build confidence and share a love of reading.

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The Library is a valuable source of reference materials, including resources tailored to support specific curriculum projects. We also have a suite of PCs available for class research or independent study. We encourage students to develop independent information literacy, including how to conduct effective internet and website searches and introductory book referencing and bibliography skills. We are working with several departments across the school to begin to build these skills into the assessment criteria.

Students and staff are encouraged to contribute ideas, book recommendations and feedback wherever possible, making the Library a truly collaborative entity.

Staff
Claire Martin Librarian/English Teacher
Sara Moss Assistant Librarian (part-time)
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