Library & Study Centre
Welcome to the Library & Study Centre
Librarian : Ms Morton firstname.lastname@example.org
Library & Study Centre Resources
We are lucky to have an amazing library. Upstairs is reserved for quiet reading and study, while downstairs students are able to use the computers for homework, or play board games. We add new books to the library every term and students are encouraged to make recommendations.
- Reference, fiction and non-fiction books
- Computers and printer
- Board games and drawing materials
- Careers information
When is the library open?
Morning and lunch break
How many books can be borrowed and for how long?
Three books for three weeks
How do we support reading for pleasure and literacy?
Students are encouraged to keep reading anything and everything. If we don't have the book you want, please add it to the 'Requests Book' at the library desk and I will do my best to order it for you.
- Years 7 and 8 have dedicated library lessons as part of the KS3 English curriculum. English teachers read aloud from a book and students read along in their own copies. At the end of the lesson there is time to browse the library and choose books to take home.
- Sixth Form students have timetabled silent study in the library. We have a selection of 'deeper reading' books to help prepare for EPQs, university applications and beyond. Sixth form book requests taken.
- World Book Day is celebrated every March. WBD2023 saw graphic novelist Neill Cameron running comic book workshops for years 7 and 8.
- Our Readathon 2023 raised... wait for it...
- Annual visit from the Scholastic Book Fair. Great fun and raises money to buy new books.
- Competitions for chances to win book tokens.
- Weekly club: Creative Writing with author Philip Davies
- Weekly club: Oxfordshire Book Awards with Ms Johansson
- Get involved: Why not apply to be a student librarian? Application forms at the front desk.
- The School Reading List Recommendations and reviews. Updated monthly
- BookTrust The UK's largest children's reading charity
- COMPETITIONS: The Orwell Youth Prize is a national competition and free to enter https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-youth-prize/abouttheyouthprize/introduction/