Our Library is based in the Trafalgar Block and benefits from over 6000 fiction and non-fiction books, as well as computer facilities. The library also has a section for Careers Guidance, giving students up-to-date information about a variety of pathways. The Library offers a range of books to suit all interests and takes into account student feedback.
Students are able to visit the library during the academy day; before school, during break & lunch times and at the end of each day for Homework Club.
The Library Opening hours are Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4.15pm
Students are able to borrow up to three books for three weeks, which can be renewed up to three times. There are also reference books for students to use within the library.
Students in Years 7 and 8 benefit from the academy’s Accelerated Reader programme. Students may borrow books of their choice from the library to read in their English lessons where they are given 20 minutes to read silently. After finishing their book, students are encouraged to take an online quiz to assess their progress and choose their next book.
Students and Parents/Carers can also access Accelerated Reader and complete book quizzes at home: https://ukhosted62.renlearn.co.uk/1951393/
The library runs a Homework Club everyday after school, from 2.45pm until 4:15pm Monday-Friday. The Homework Club provides access to computers and facilities for printing homework. Help with homework is also provided by staff and student librarians.
The library hosts a variety of exciting events, including author visits and themed evenings throughout the academic year.
On Thursday 6th February 2020, we will be holding our annual Harry Potter Book Night.