"When in Doubt, go to the library"
(Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling).
The Library is central to the promotion of reading for pleasure, and to the development of information literacy skills, essential to independent learning. The Library team is very happy to help with locating information and advising on recreational reading.
The resources in the Library are split into sections:
- Fiction – including quick reads, large print books, graphic novels, and young adult fiction.
- Non-fiction – covering all subject areas.
- Newspapers and magazines.
- Information Centre – including Careers, Year 9 Options and PSHE material and information.
- Computer workstations and colour printing.
The library is open every day to all students from 8.40am, including break and lunchtime.
During the year, there are many opportunities to take part in various library activities such as the Book Challenge, World Book Day events, Scholastic Book Fairs, book review clubs and to become a library monitor.
Although ours is a working library during most of the school day, during Breakfast Club, break and lunch we have a more relaxed feel, to enable the students to sit and relax with a book or magazine or use the computers. There’s always a member of the library team on hand to help students find a good read or support them with homework.
All our students are encouraged to become independent learners, to find a love of the written word and the ability to research information effectively.
"I have a passion for teaching children to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader, gives a terrific advantage."