We welcome all year groups before and after school to our library where they can access the resources. The library is open every day for students until 4pm.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the library has extra staff available for support with Home Learning.
As an academy we follow the Accelerated Reader package. This enables students to make progress in their reading through engaging with quizzes and tests after each book. We run competitions with in year groups and across the age ranges to support the students in the reading. The Accelerated Reader board is updated fortnightly with our readers charts. Students in years 7, 8 and 9 have a fortnightly library lesson where reading is celebrated and discussion of books is encouraged.
Most months we encourage DEAR sessions (Drop Everything and Read), where the whole academy is reading for 30 minutes at the same time, staff and students take part in this and is an integral part of the academy calendar.
One of the highlights of our calendar is World Book Day, this takes place each year on the first Thursday of March. As an academy we celebrate this day and very much enjoy the activities that happen across the academy, we have the catering department involved, drama, and art to add to the creative elements of the day. The whole academy also follows a literacy day to celebrate Reading and Writing on this day. It is a day enjoyed by staff and students.
In support of reading within the academy we are very keen to hear what students and parents are reading at home. Please sign up to our reading pledge so that we can celebrate a shared love of reading, within our community. To support you in choosing books to read with your child please see our list of recommended reading books.