The library is situated in a central location, accessible to all students. It is light, modern and spacious, with designated areas for study and reading. The library offers a supportive and relaxed environment whilst upholding the school values and the North Walsham Way.
Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm
Students are welcome to visit the library during the school day, before school, during break and lunchtime and at the end of the day for Homework Club.
Students in years 7 and 8 have a library lesson once a fortnight as part of their English curriculum. In these lessons reading is a key focus and students have time to read independently or in small groups. There is also the opportunity to take Accelerated Reader quizzes and renew/change their books.
Students in years 7,8 and 9 also have a literacy lesson included in their timetable. Once a fortnight, students take part in Bedrock Vocabulary, along with time to read independently.
Reading for pleasure and Borrowing books
Reading for pleasure is a key focus in the library. We have over 7,000 books that include brand new fiction, graphic novels, classic fiction and non-fiction. We aim to provide texts that are accessible to a wide range of reading abilities. Students are encouraged to choose a variety of books and can borrow up to two books for two weeks. They are responsible for the books they borrow and we ask them to return to the library on time, and in good condition.
These can be renewed up to three times. Students are expected to have a reading book with them as part of their school equipment.
We are constantly updating our stock to ensure it remains relevant to the curriculum, and the interests of our students. We encourage students to request new titles, genres or areas of interest.
The library offers a Homework Club after school every day until 4pm. Homework club is the perfect place for students who: find it difficult to focus at home, have no internet access at home, need additional help from staff or want to work alongside friends. Students have access to laptops, iPad’s as well as the wide range of non-fiction books. Support with homework is also available from staff.
Library Co-ordinator: Mrs V. Siggins, firstname.lastname@example.org