The Library provides resources for students and staff in a bright and welcoming space with quiet study areas and comfortable seating for silent reading.

The Library contributes information to several Google Classrooms where students can contact the librarian directly to talk about a vast range of topics on offer including national and local Book Award Shadowing Groups, Monthly Competitions, World Book Days, Monthly new Book Releases and information on Authors of the Month. A large TV screen in the library is able to display author events and can be used as a presentation tool for staff and students as well as streaming news and current affairs and other writing related events.

The Librarian, Mrs Armand, is assisted by an enthusiastic team of student librarians who are supported by a training programme to introduce and support students to gain a range of life skills they can apply to their lives in and beyond the academy: from teamwork to customer service skills.

The fiction collection contains a wide range of contemporary and classical novelists for both children and young adults reflecting our academy’s diverse community. Books are carefully selected to encourage students at all ability levels to develop a love for reading whether they are avid or reluctant readers. The Library also has a small but growing collection of large print books and DVDs of contemporary and classic literature.

The non-fiction collection is arranged into topic areas with books available at all levels of reading ability.

New books are added every month.

Students can borrow books for two weeks at a time with the option to renew again after that.

Students can read or study in the Library before school, during morning break, lunch break and after school (Friday not included)

Leaders have designed a well-considered programme for pupils’ personal and social development
Ofsted Report