Library

We are open daily from 8.00 am until 4.30 pm for students to come and read or complete homework.  Students can come in before school, at break, at lunchtime and after school.  We are here to help you – if you need help with your homework or need guidance over book selections, just ask.

We have 6 networked computers and a bank of 15 laptops available for loan during the day.

Library Staff

Mrs Piggott

I have over 20 years’ experience working in local school Libraries.  I am passionate about promoting reading for pleasure and getting children excited about books. 

Accelerated Reader™

Accelerated Reader is used for our KS3 students to improve their literacy levels.  Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice and motivating reading for pleasure.

  • A database of over 25,000 quizzes to ensure comprehension of books read
  • Provides instant feedback and reports for monitoring
  • Helps create a culture of reading

Every student in Key Stage 3 will have an independent reading level and target to achieve each term.  Students are given 20 minutes reading time every day in school. Additionally, they will have a lesson in the library every 2 weeks to ensure they have ample time to achieve these targets.
 
To take a quiz, the following site should be visited:
 
https://ukhosted58.renlearn.co.uk/3511780
 
Visit www.arbookfind.co.uk to search the database to see if a book has a quiz and to check level.

Please find "A Paremt's Guide to Accelerated Reader" here.

Reading Recommendations

This year we want to broaden all students exposure to high quality literature so have introduced a list of 165 classic books that students are encouraged to read throughout their school life.

Book Club

Secondary

Monday 3 – 4

Primary

Wedneday 3.10 – 4

These are open to everyone

We participate in many annual literary events including Shadowing the Carnegie Medal in conjunction with other schools across the town, attending the Hay Literary Festival in Wales, taking part in the international Kids Lit Quiz competition, and taking part in the County wide Big Book Quiz, which we have been lucky enough to win for the past 2 years.

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