Academy Library

Welcome to our library

Hello, I'm Mrs Brice - the Academy Librarian and I'm Miss Tindall (Library Assistant). You can find us in our favourite place - the Academy Library!  Welcome to this page all about the library.
We hope you find it useful.

Library video

There is always so much going on in the library. The library is right next to the main foyer where you enter the academy. Here is a little video to give you a quick tour. 

We have thousands of books! 

Take a look at our library catalogue. You can search for books, read reviews, view our returns shelf. You can also see all the books you have on loan and renew any that you are still reading. Do we have your favourite book in the library?

Reading is very important. It's is a proven fact that students who read regularly will do better at secondary school. Try to read as much as you can - you can read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, news articles, computer manuals, bus timetables - anything works as long as you are reading.  Take a look at this reading list of suggested books for Year 7.  Have you read any of these books already?

Meet Boggle Bob

Every week we have a Boggle competition in the library - here is one you can have a go now! How many words of 3 or more letters can you make from the letters in the picture of Boggle Bob? 

BOGGle entry form.pptx

Can you guess our favourite hobby? We love reading. (It wasn't difficult, was it?) Here is a story Mrs Brice read recently for the Y7 and Y8 English Google Classrooms.

Miss Seethe's Detention Rampage

Extract from 'World's Worst Teachers' by David Walliams. Read by Mrs Brice
Extra-curricular clubs

Library Clubs

There are lots of clubs that take place in the Library. 

Help out in the Library

Every year we appoint Student Librarians to help at the library desk, issuing and returning books and selling items in our ClassCharts shop. Students also help shelve library books. All you need is a willingness to help - and a love of reading!

Earn ClassCharts points for reading

In Year 7 and Year 8 we use the Accelerated Reader scheme. Students take a reading test each term and a quiz on books that they read. Students earn ClassCharts points for all the quizzes they do and every half term there is a prize draw for all students who score 100% in a book quiz - for 1000 ClassCharts points!

A safe place for your things

Staff in the library also look after the lockers in the academy. All students are encouraged to get a locker as they need somewhere to put coats and other belongings, rather than carry them around. We will try to give students a locker in their Family area so that it is near their tutor room. 

There is more information about the Library and the services we offer on our main library page. 

Earn rewards points and spend them in our shop

Throughout their time with us, students are rewarded using our online ClassCharts system. Staff give points for all sorts of things, eg doing a great ILT. Points can be spent in the ClassCharts shop. Take a look at this video to find out more.