When is the Library open?
The Library is open every weekday from 8.15am to 4.30pm. Students and staff can come in before and after school as well as at break and lunch. We have an informal Homework Club after school every day where students can use the computers and books and the librarians are around to help.
We are closed every Friday lunchtime – for Student Librarian Training on Week 1 and for Book Club on Week 2.
Every English class in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) has one 30-minute Library lesson a fortnight which is usually used as an opportunity to take out books and read individually, or for more structured reading or research activities. Teachers of other subjects can book the Library for whole class research sessions or send students in small groups to carry out research and find resources during lesson time.
How many books can I borrow?
Everyone in the school (staff and students) is able to borrow books from the Library. Students can borrow up to 4 books at any time, and they are issued for 2 weeks. Please bring your books back on time as other students may be waiting for them.
Staff and South West Teacher Training students can borrow as many books as they like (within reason!) and they are issued for 4 weeks. See our Resources page for details of our collection.
If you would like to keep your books for longer that’s fine, just remember to ask us to renew them for you – you can do this by coming into the Library and speaking to Miss Moore, Miss Coombes or a Student Librarian.
If you lose or damage a book so that we cannot issue it again you will need to pay for or replace it. We charge £5 per book or you can bring in a replacement copy of the book.
What can I use the Library for?
All members of the school community are welcome to use the Library for reading, taking out books, using the computers, studying or revising. You can become a Student Librarian or come to Book Club or Games Club. We have lots of activities and events going on throughout the year. Check out the Library Blog for our latest news.