Unfortunately, the library is currently closed due to Covid-19.

If you want to request a book, please email

We would usually be open daily from 8.00 am until 4.30 pm for students to come and read or complete homework.  We would normally encourage Sixth Form students to work in the library during their study sessions if there is not already a lesson taking place in there.

Library Staff

Mrs Piggott

I have over 25 years’ experience working in local school Libraries.  I am passionate about promoting reading for pleasure and getting children excited about books. I am also passionate about Accelerated Reader and the benefits it can bring to students.  Kettering Buccleuch Academy have been recognised twice for our outstanding use of Accelerated Reader at their annual awards winning Project Manager of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Secondary.

Accelerated Reader™

Accelerated Reader is used for all students in Years 3-9 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 35,000 quizzes to ensure comprehension of books read

  • Provides instant feedback and reports for monitoring
  • Helps create a culture of reading

Every student in years 3-9 will have an independent reading level and target to achieve each term.  Students are given 20 minutes reading time every day in school. Additionally, Years 7-9 students 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:
Accelerated Reader -
Visit to search the database to see if a book has a quiz and to check level.

Please find "A Parents’ Guide to Accelerated Reader" here.

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