Welcome to our library

Our library’s mission is to promote books and reading to our students and enhance their literacy and independent learning skills. The library provides our students with openings beyond the classroom, to widen their book choices in terms of genre of literature, other learning opportunities, and support with their personal development and well-being.

Opening Times:

8.30am -2.35pm Monday & Friday

8.30am -4pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

(before school, lesson time, break/lunchtime, after school)

Supporting the Curriculum

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Our school library is a super study space that supports teaching and learning across the academy. The library has a teaching area, study areas, offers homework help, networked PCs, laptops and iPads that support students’ research assignments and independent learning. It also provides reading support sessions, books and digital devices that facilitate literacy development, reading for enjoyment and well-being.

Reading Matters – Sparx Reader e-platform, books

‘Reading ability has a considerable impact on both educational attainment and wider life outcomes.’

Sparx Reader gives KS3 students access to a rich range of eBooks at home and school, with quizzes throughout to support engaged reading. Students can request a Gold Reader Pass to add any paperback book from home or the school library and earn points by keeping e-reading logs on Sparx. Readers are rewarded regularly with positive points and end of term certificates and prizes.

Click here to access Sparx Reader

Weekly reading homework is set on our e-platform Sparx Reader for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students. Students are expected to read for half an hour per week, between 3pm Friday and 9pm the following Thursday.

Reading Rewards – Certificates

Kindle Prize Winners

Sparx Reader Launch Letter

For more information, please contact the library.

Search our Online Library Catalogue

Find out what books and resources are available, and much more

Click here to log in to Reading Cloud.

Please email the library for login details.

Recommended Reads

Click here to view our year groups’ reading lists.

PHA’s 18 by 18 Reading Challenge


Book Events and Celebrations

Authors: Pam Sym, Sereena Patel, Chris Smith

Author: Cressida Cowell