The Library is a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students. We aim to provide a positive influence, through support and guidance, to ensure that every student can access the necessary resources to enable them to achieve their full potential and to ultimately reach their goals.
The Library provides an opportunity for students to read and research or study quietly and to borrow stimulating and enriching books. All books are labelled with Accelerated Reader reading age codes to enable all students to manage their own progression in reading and for this progress to be tracked against national data. For staff, the Library can provide resources to support their students’ learning as well as offer a range of books for personal reading.
The Library currently holds more than 4,000 items in stock for students to access for homework or their own reading pleasure.
Our stock consists of both fiction and non-fiction books, a range of magazines and some DVD’s.
The Learning Resource Centre staff actively promote a lifelong love of reading with the students through various promotions held within the academy.
By encouraging students to read who are actively taking part in reading schemes,
Purchasing new book titles
By actively taking an interest in what the students are currently reading and suggesting other titles they may like to read.
Reading Schemes: The Library runs and promotes various reading schemes within school and provides support where needed to students and their parents or guardians as detailed below.
The Accelerated Reader (AR) scheme encourages Year 7 & 8 students to enjoy reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books that are available in the academy library, thereby supporting literacy in all areas of the curriculum.
Library staff and teachers have worked hard in promoting reading and understanding using books and online quizzes to ensure progression in the AR programme. Students can take quizzes from home once they have finished reading a book.