School library

School library

Our brand new library emphasises our commitment to deepening and enriching our students’ learning.

Having experienced a major overhaul in 2015, the library is now the perfect environment for students to challenge themselves to develop a lifelong love of learning. With access to modern IT equipment, a newly replenished and updated stock of fiction and non-fiction books, and a modern refurbished environment, the library is the perfect location for students to study independently, read for pleasure and experience specific library based literacy lessons. Our librarian works with the School Library Service and Norfolk Children’s Book Centre to maintain an effective library catalogue informed by the needs of our students.

The library is available to students during break and lunchtimes and our Homework Club is based in the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 16:30 where students can access learning support from our Literacy Coordinator and literacy/numeracy team.

We have student librarians who take responsibility for the issue and return of books work on displays and help other students with their studies.

The library holds a number of events throughout the year, including shadowing the Carnegie prize for children’s fiction, we also have an exciting collaboration with performance poet Joshua Seigal as well as visits from a variety of popular, current children’s authors and poets.

We are very lucky to be working with Joshua Seigal who is the school’s Patron of Reading. Joshua, as a performance poet and has appeared all over the country, receiving excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Festival. Josh joins us during the year to perform to our students and run poetry workshops. His injection of fun and professionalism give our student’s writing a real boost!

With the support of the Literacy Coordinator, we also run a Reading Buddy Programme for students who struggle with the mechanics of reading, or are not always motivated. This scheme takes place twice a week during registration and involves year 7 students being coached by specially trained older students and staff.