As part of the school's Specialist Humanities Status a considerable investment has been made into a complete Library refurbishment. This transformation has resulted in much more than just new furniture and freshly painted walls. As well as a laptop trolley and wireless internet connection, the Library currently provides access to a diverse range of resources, such as journals, newspapers, online encyclopedias, audio books, DVDs, educational board games and a stock of approximately 7,000 books!
These resources are continuously reviewed and updated ensuring the Library is able to fully support the different curriculum areas within the school. This investment in the Library emphasises the school's commitment to providing a 21st Century resource that is integral to the school's outstanding achievements.
As well as providing access to a diverse range of resources, the Library is also responsible for instigating a number of exciting events and initiatives which occur throughout the school year. These include a Reading Champions scheme in KS3 which supports the English curriculum and promotes reading, Scholastic book fairs, World Book Day events, a student book club, competitions, quizzes and book swap shops.
The Library also organises author visits and creative writing workshops for both KS3 and KS4 students which have proven to be extremely popular, increasing our students' love of reading and allowing them to develop their own writing skills.