‘Students have outstanding attitudes to learning,
which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
‘Students behave very well, show high levels of cooperation, respect and courtesy and work highly effectively with each other and their teachers. This creates a very positive learning environment.’ Ofsted
Important Notices!

 


The new library, now located in the North Wing ground floor, is a clear indication of the Academy’s commitment to enhance literacy across the curriculum. The substantial investment in its relocation and refurbishment has already proved tremendously successful as demonstrated by the number of student visits and positive comments. The relocation has meant that the library is instantly accessible to all students and is now at the heart of the Academy.
The library is open every break and lunch time and throughout the day for 6th Form students and staff. It is also regularly used for specialised lessons, plus small group and one to one intervention literacy programmes. We also run the following clubs:

Breakfast Club 07:50 – 08:20 Every day
Homework Club 15:40 – 16:40 Monday to Thursday

 

 

The library regularly promotes and partakes in various literacy events such as World Book Day, National Poetry Day and the Carnegie Book Awards, to mention just a few. Authors and book genres are showcased on an alternating monthly schedule through various displays and competitions, and there is also a comprehensive careers and work experience advisory service for year groups or one-to-one appointments, culminating in an annual careers fair involving a variety of local businesses, universities and colleges.
The library stocks a varied selection of fiction, which is constantly updated according to student requests via the library’s suggestion box. Curriculum supporting resources, study and revision aids are updated annually according to staff recommendations, and a dedicated team of trained student librarians ensure the smooth running of the library during the very hectic break and lunch periods. The library has removed all computers and banned the use of any electronic devices, ensuring students use the space and resources specifically for reading, studying or doing book-based homework. Parents who have visited the library enthusiastically approve, and obviously students do as well. The current student usage and book loan data show the highest library performance figures since the Academy opened in 2008.