8:30 am – 4:15 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 am – 3.50 pm Friday

All welcome individually or in groups

Sixth Form students may use the library when they are free unless a class has been booked. Check the availability with Mrs Musgrove.


After School Clubs:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – Homework club

Tuesday – Group Reading

Friday – Individual/One to one reading

Break and lunchtime activities:

This is a time for quiet reading, every year group has an allocated day:

Monday – Year 7

Tuesday – Year 8

Wednesday – Year 9

Thursday – Year 10

Friday – Year 11

Borrowing Resources

The library uses a biometric system instead of a card system to issue books. All books must be taken to the desk to be stamped before they are taken from the library except reference books. These can be read or used in the library. You must RETURN or RENEW books on time, with a maximum of three renewals. Reminders are sent to tutors and if items are not returned a letter is sent home. If the books are lost or damaged there will be a replacement charge. The items you borrow are your responsibility and you are expected to treat them with care.


The library is continually promoting reading and learning through offering variety of activities:


Next Good Read

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell          

Sophie is found floating in a cello case in the middle of the English Channel on her first birthday. Her dramatic survival at such a young age is the perfect backdrop to an unconventional childhood. She is rescued and adopted by a scholar, Charles Maxim, who has never really known a child before. But despite her absolute devotion to Charles, Sophie struggles to accept that she’s an orphan. In fact, she’s convinced her mother is still alive and when no one believes her, she sets out to prove them wrong.

Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead

Georges (the s is silent) has just moved apartment, his dad has lost his job, and his best friend has started hanging out with the cool kids at school. When he responds to the notice Spy club meeting – today! he meets Safer, a twelve year old loner and self-appointed spy. As Safer’s new recruit, George’s first assignment is to spy on the mysterious Mr X in the apartment upstairs. But as the boys delve deeper into the Mr X mystery and Safer becomes more and more demanding, the line between games, lies, and reality begins to blur.

Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (Fantasy)

The classic story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures through Rivendell, Mirkwood, and Erebor; released in a new paperback format. Easily one of the most famous children’s books of modern times, The Hobbit is a must read and this edition will bring it to life for a whole new generation of readers.


Lord of the Ring by JRR Tolkien (Fantasy)

The official children’s pictorial storybook covering all three Lord of the Rings movies. A full-colour photo guide packed with stunning pictures of the key characters, creatures and places in the film. Discover the origins of the Ring, find out about each of the Nine Companions and their characters, see how the Fellowship was formed, and follow their adventures.

Angle Experiment by James Patterson (Sci-fi)

From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty “family” on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Sci-fi)

Todd Hewitt is twelve, the last boy in Prentisstown, a town of only men. He lives in a world full of “noise” in which the private thoughts of every man and animal are audible. In one month he will be thirteen and a man. But the town is keeping secrets from him, secrets that will force him to go on the run from the mayor and the men of Prentisstown along with his dog and the first girl he has ever met.

Once by Morris Gleitzman (Historical)

For 3 years & 8 months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. But Felix is convinced his parents are alive & will come back to get him. Felix embarks on a long & dangerous journey through Nazi occupied Poland.

Time Riders by Alex Scarrow (Sci-fi)

Laim O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand . . .’But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose.

The Messenger bird by Ruth Eastham (Adventure)          

Nathan is thirteen and his father has been arrested. His Dad works for the Ministry of Defence and is accused of leaking top secret information. However, as his Dad is dragged into a police car, he gives Nathan a message. This lead to a riddle, which is form an ex-Blecthley Park employee, Lily Wilson and was written in 1940. Nathan begins to follow the clues. The document explains how the war-time story is linked to his Dads. Nathan has to solve the mystery to recues his dad.

Mr Taylor & Ms Blagden's final letter for this school year to parents and carers may be found on our letters page, called Parent letter summer 2017. It includes some important dates for the Autumn term for information. Have a good Summer!