Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Library

Our library is open during term time from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Our library staff are Ms Mead, Learning Resource Centre Manager, and Ms Brown, Learning Resource Centre Assistant.  Homework Club takes place in the Library every day from 15:00 - 17:00 with staff available to give support to students. 

The library stocks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as newspapers and magazines. There are also 24 computers for students to use for homework and research.

Visit our Library online site to search the library catalogue, see the latest additions, read student book reviews, and find out about our book of the week.

How do I borrow books?

All students are members of the library and have their own accounts. Students can come to the library at break time, lunch time and after school. Year 7 and 8 students also have a library lesson once a fortnight. Students can take out two books at a time for a period of three weeks.

Author visits

We also organise visits from writers such as Alan Gibbons, Alex Wheatle and Chris Bradford where students get to meet leading authors and poets, listen to them read and ask questions. 

Drop Everything and Read

At the start of the school day, every student and member of staff stops what they are doing and reads for 20 minutes. It's called Drop Everything and Read.