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Our library

The library

Our bright, spacious and busy school library offers a positive, safe, inspiring and vibrant learning space. It encourages all students to develop a lifelong love of reading for pleasure and promotes information literacy and research skills.

The library is open to all students before, during and after the school day for library lessons, independent study and group work. The students also benefit from the IT resources with a bank of 30 touch-screen desktop computers and laptops for flexible working.  

We offer a wide range of titles for all students to support all abilities and interests in both fiction and non-fiction. In 2018 we purchased 1000 new resources to add to our library catalogue, and will do so again in 2019.  

This enables students to access a range of titles that encourages curiosity and extends their love of reading. We also offer a range of non-fiction texts for students enhancing their subject knowledge of all curriculum areas and useful information suitable for the whole school community.

In library lessons for years 7 and 8 we carry out a range of activities to support literacy skills and as a whole school we monitor students’ reading progress and activity using Accelerated Reader.  

The library also offers a growing careers library which provides students with a range of information and prospectuses for their post-16 options.

We are very proud of our library and our school community’s enthusiasm towards it.

Words read tracker

Through our Accelerated Reader programme, which logs how much is being read, since September 2018 our students have read.....

85,077,172 words

Library catalogue.

You can view the full catalogue here.

Well done Luke!

Our first Yr7 Millionaire Reader, Luke Barnfield, who read 1.2 million words since the start of term using Accelerated Reader. Luke is a ferocious reader and has read the whole Harry Potter series this term. He and has now moved onto the 13-book series, The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. This series was only recently added to our library a fortnight ago and Luke is already reading book #3. To celebrate, Luke was presented with a framed certificate, a tub of chocolates, an ‘Epic Achievement’ lapel badge and a £5 book voucher to spend at our Scholastic Book Fair.

Millionaire reader prizes for Luke

Star reader

Poetry at Heron Hall