Students are welcome to use the Library for personal study, research, homework and reading only. The laptops can be used for homework tasks including the taking of AR quizzes for years 7 & 8. Please remember that it is NOT an area for sitting and chatting with friends or listening to music! Sixth Form students may use the library when they are free unless a class has been booked.

No food or drink in the library please

Opening Times

Monday: 8:40am – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Please check as some weeks we have a meeting after school.)

Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:10pm

Thursday: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Loans and Borrowing

We strongly encourage staff and students to borrow books and we welcome suggestions for new resources. Students can borrow up to three books for 21 days.

Students 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.

Library Lessons

There is a library lesson within the English curriculum at least once a fortnight during Years 7 and 8. These lessons focus on activities based around reading and information skills, with an aim to promote freedom of choice within their abilities. We use the Accelerated Reader scheme to improve students’ reading levels, in a structured way. This is done through a motivating programme of reading and computer generated book quizzes for which students are rewarded for passing. Quizzes should be taken as soon as the book is finished in order to maximize their potential for doing well.





The school is open from 4th January 2021 for vulnerable and key worker students only.