Learning Resource Manager
Ms J Hill
Mrs S Brazier
The Library is a key resource for the whole school community, and is staffed full time by a professional librarian, with support from a part-time library assistant and a large team of student library monitors. Our aim is to provide a welcoming, positive environment where students can enjoy reading and learning independently.
Location and opening hours:
The Library is right at the heart of the school, next to the staff room, and is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Students are welcome to use the library for homework, individual study, group work or reading for pleasure before school, at break and lunchtime and after school until 4.30pm.
Find us online:
Reading Cloud: https://u021521.microlibrarian.net/ (Library Catalogue)
Resources and facilities:
The library has a large collection of fiction and non-fiction books, constantly updated and maintained by the library staff. Computers and laptops are available for students to use, and the library has a small collection of DVDs and audiobooks, and subscribes to a number of magazines and newspapers.
Stationery is available to buy at cost prices (pens and pencils are just 15p!)
Hundreds of great books are available to students as eBooks through our VLEbooks platform, including GCSE and A Level textbooks. Simply click on the link to VLEbooks on this page, and login with your school ID. A VLEbooks app is also available for students with Apple or Android devices.
Students who borrow from the library accept full responsibility for taking care of these resources, and returning them on time. Charges will be made for the replacement of lost or damaged items.
Students in Years 7 to 11 can borrow up to four books at any one time, while Sixth Form students may borrow up to eight. Books are issued for three weeks, after which they must be returned or renewed. Audiobooks are issued for one week, and DVDs are issued for one day only.