The Library currently holds 9600 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 DVDs.

Computer access is also available before and after school as well as at break and lunch time for students to do research or complete their homework.

Mrs Hedgecock actively promotes 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.

The Library is open from 8am until 3.30pm every day.

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.

Accelerated Reader Scheme

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 by accessing the following website: Accelerated Reader

If you would like any more information regarding this please ring the academy and ask for Mrs Hedgecock and I will be pleased to answer any queries you may have.

Better Reading Partnership (BRP)

This scheme is run on a one to one basis between either a trained member of staff or parent and a student known as a partnership. The scheme runs for a total of 10 weeks. The partnership meet 3 times a week for 15 minutes each time. The aim of the scheme is to boost students comprehension and reading ages by giving them a wide range of items to read.

If you wish to take part in this scheme with your child please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hedgecock.