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Librarian – Mrs E Rea BA MCLIP

The library is not only a place for quiet study for sixth formers, but also a stimulating environment where pupils can discover the joys of literature and learning. It houses a range of up to date resources and technology to support the school curriculum, which we hope will encourage pupils to read for work and for pleasure. It is open before and after school, and throughout the day.

From Simpsons comics to Dostoevsky, the library stocks fiction for all ages and tastes. Oxbridge candidates can work their way through the Everyman Classics, while new Year 7s can relax with a graphic novel, the Phoenix comic, or the latest Derek Landy and Cressida Cowell. Keen readers can join the reading group and broaden their literary horizons in the company of like-minded bookworms. There is also a reading group for sixth formers who do not need to study English to take part.

There are several visits by authors each year. Recently we have welcomed Andy McNab, Lee Child, Philip Caveney, Jon mayhew, Andy Briggs and Joseph Delaney. These special guests often lead creative writing workshops with some of our budding writers during the school day.