The library is designed to provide our pupils with a quiet, comfortable and engaging environment suitable for effective study or independent reading. Spread over three floors, the library has a designated mezzanine area for silent Sixth Form study, as well as a computer room with printing facilities, and an area to relax and read the newspaper.
With over 16,000 books in our collection, we have a wide range of non-fiction resources as well as a comprehensive fiction library containing popular young adult and adult fiction, alongside literary and contemporary classics.
To support wider reading and A Level study we subscribe to a number of magazines, including publications in French, German and Spanish, as well as JSTOR, the online archive of journals, ebooks and primary sources.
Book groups are run throughout the year, starting with the South East Themed Book Award (SESTBA) from September to March and closely followed by the Carnegie Medal from April to June. These groups are designed to promote reading for pleasure and are an ideal place for book lovers and reluctant readers alike to come together to read, share, discuss and debate the chosen titles. Each reading cycle ends with a special celebration with readers from other local schools. Please visit the SESTBA website to find out more about the group and discover what our guest authors have to say about the award!
The library is open 8:30am – 4pm and the librarian is available during these times to help with research, answer enquiries or recommend a great read!
Headteacher Linda Wybar
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