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Our library is open during term time from 8am to 5pm. 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 3-4pm 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. Stuck for ideas on what to read? Check out the recommended reading lists at the bottom of this page.
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.
Book and homework clubs
Our book clubs run in the library from 3-4pm. Year 7 and 8 Book Club takes place on Tuesdays. Students take part in the Southwark Book Award which shortlists six new books published in the last year.
Manga Club on Fridays is open to all year groups. Students take part in the Excelsior Award for new graphic novels, play games, create and share artwork, and watch anime.
Homework Club takes place in the library on Monday to Thursday, 3-5pm, and on Friday from 3-4pm.
We also organise visits from writers, most recently Taran Matharu, Phil Earle, Chris Bradford and Alex Wheatle. Students get to hear them speak, listen to them read and take part in workshops with them.
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. Tutor groups in Years 7 to 9 all read the same title together, with tutors or students reading aloud. Books have been chosen with themes to engage the students in debate and discussions and authors include Patrick Ness, Neil Gaiman, Sally Gardner and Benjamin Zephaniah.
|Action and Adventure Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Diversity and Experience Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Fantasy Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Horror Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Humour Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Mystery and Thriller Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Sci Fi and Dystopia Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Sport Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|Teen and Young Adult Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|WW1 Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|
|WW2 Top Reads||06th May 2020||Download|