The Library is run by Miss Caithness. It is a calm, welcoming, inclusive, multi-functional space with hundreds fiction and non-fiction books available. Students can utilise the space throughout the school day during breaks and lunchtimes to read, study or complete homework. They can also attend fantastic after-school clubs and activities.
Reading for Pleasure
The fundamental purpose of the Library is to encourage reading for pleasure, and we fully believe that progress in reading is the key to academic success. We believe that what the Library does makes a real difference to pupils’ social, emotional and mental health. Pupils who access the Library become more resilient and achieve more.
Accelerated Reader Programme
During lesson times the Library is a classroom for the Accelerated Reader programme where students spend some time reading and engaging with a fantastic book of their choice, linked to their reading ability. Students also complete quizzes on the book they have just finished, and are rewarded with the knowledge that they have fully engaged with and understood the content they have read.
A safe space that promotes emotional wellbeing
Our School Library provides a safe, relaxing space where students can seek emotional support. Miss Caithness is a trained Mental Health First-Aider and our Mental Health Support Officers are also based there during the school day.
Year 11 can join Mrs Charlton for Mindfulness sessions in the Library on Wednesday lunchtimes.
The Library is open every evening for reading, study or homework and also hosts a range of fantastic after-school clubs:
Creative Writing – Monday 3.30pm – 4.20pm
Miss Caithness and English Faculty
Chess Club – Wednesday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Dungeons and Dragons Club – Thursday 3.20pm – 4.20pm
Student run – Supervised by Miss Caithness