As well as supporting all aspects of the curriculum, the purpose of the School Library is to engender in all pupils a lifelong passion for reading.
The Library is a vibrant, child-friendly, purpose-built space which is open to pupils throughout the school day.
Pre Prep families can change books in the morning before school. From Year 3 onwards, children may choose to spend time in the Library during their lunchtime. Parents can use the Library from 4:00 pm until 5.00 pm on Mondays and Fridays in term time. This often provides an opportunity for children to complete their homework in a comfortable environment with the support of their parents.
All classes visit the library on a weekly basis and have the opportunity to borrow items from our collection of quality fiction and non-fiction titles. The Library currently stocks over 9000 resources and these can be viewed on our library catalogue.
We also subscribe to The Day (for pupils aged 11+) and The Day Explorer (for pupils aged 5-11 years), online current affairs resources for teachers and students. They produce weekly content which introduces pupils to an exciting world of current affairs and news. Students and parents can access both websites at school and at home so that they can use the content for research or to encourage debate.
Below you can read the latest comic designed by the children who attend Drawing Comics after School.
To support study skills, pupils in Middle School participate in a programme of lessons which develop their understanding of how to use the Library to support their learning. During these sessions pupils develop research skills and further harness their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure.
Throughout the school year, the Library organises events with inspiring visitors including authors, illustrators and storytellers as well as competitions and activities during Book Week.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Miss Rhiannon Cook – Librarian