Stuck for ideas on what to read? Check out the recommended reading lists at the bottom of this page. Read news stories about our library, English and literacy.
Our library is open during term time from 9am to 5pm and our librarian is Mr Delaney.
Homework Club takes place in the Library on Mondays to Thursdays 3.05-4.00pm for KS3 and 4.00-5.00pm for KS4, with staff available to give support to students. Manga & Games Club takes place on Thursdays from 3.05 to 4.00pm.
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.
The Academy is very proud of the very successful author visits from writers such as 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
Throughout the week every Year 7 and Year 8 class have a lesson in the school week, where the whole class read the same book together. Led by the teacher, reading aloud to students has been shown to have powerful impacts upon student literacy, as well as expose students to a wider range of books such as the likes of Patrick Ness, Sally Gardner, Neil Gaiman, 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|