The Library provides a welcoming environment for you to expand your mind and encourage independent learning.

Head Librarian, Mrs Bird, and her dedicated team advise, support and provide all members of the School with books for information, leisure and pleasure, for all abilities and ages.

As well as a collection of approximately 15,000 resources, the Library provides newspapers, a wide range of periodicals, CDs and DVDs. The school libraries also have an expanding Languages section. Once a week, there is a lunchtime Book Club run by the Head Librarian featuring new and engaging books.

From September 2014, the Library has been supporting Year 7 students using the Accelerated Reader programme from Renaissance Learning. Accelerated Reader produces an average of two years' reading age growth in just one academic year while promoting reading for pleasure. It's a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice, and for helping to create reading programmes to meet the needs of every student.

The resources in the Library are all catalogued in the Library Management Software, called Eclipse.

The Library is involved with promoting national literary, cultural and sporting events and supports the curriculum with a range of lively displays using various mediums.

In addition, the Library hosts several themed weeks across the year, including Roald Dahl Week in September and Shakespeare Week every Spring.Revolting Recipes display in Arter Library

All students and staff are members of the Library.

Study skills are the key to accessing and using the library. All students take part in an induction programme which develops independent study skills.

Individual pupils, small group or whole classes use the Library for research throughout the day as the need arises.

Mrs Bird and her Team look forward to welcoming you into the School’s Library.

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Main Library Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday 8.15am - 4.30pm; Friday 8.15am to 4.00pm Break and After School

Sixth Form Resource Centre Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm Closed morning break