School Day



Our Library is a central hub of learning and reading for the whole school. It comprises of a well-equipped library alongside computers. It is always a hive of activity during break and lunchtimes, giving students the opportunity to enrich their learning and skills. The facility is well used by the English Faculty throughout the school day, as well by other subjects who wish to use its resources.


The Library is open for students before school at 8am, at break, lunchtime and after school where homework club takes place.


Hours of Opening


Students are encouraged to volunteer as Student Librarians at the start of the year. With ten active roles, this gives them a sense of responsibility and belonging. Furthermore, being a librarian encourages them to be an essential part of the school community, promoting their role as a strong citizen within the school. Our Student Librarians for 2019-20 are:


Senior Student Librarians

  • Ellie Ashton (Year 8)
  • Lucy Crompton (Year 8)
  • Abigail Robertson (Year 8)
  • Flynn Smith (Year 8)


Student Librarians

  • Sophie Booth (Year 7)
  • Eve Fairhurst (Year 7)
  • Amelia Heaton (Year 7)
  • Aaron Hollis (Year 9)
  • Bavie Mohammed (Year 7)
  • Lydia Riley (Year 7)


We have a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books for students to borrow and we have computers and equipment which can also be accessed. At the moment, the library is undertaking a restructure in the organisation of its books. When buying books we aim to purchase the latest popular fiction, as requested by our students, as well as set texts and reading books that aim to support the English curriculum. With regards to non-fiction, we have a wide variety that support research purposes for other departments. We run various clubs during lunchtime.


Lunchtime Clubs in the Library
Monday – Book ClubReading = Fun. Take your love of literature to the next level and come along to read a new and exciting book. Delve into some chocolate goodies and discuss everything the book has to offer. 1:20 – 2:00pm.
Tuesday – Book to Movie ClubWhich is better? The movie or the book? You decide! 1:20 – 2:00pm
Wednesday – Peer to PeerYear 10 Peer-to-Peer support group with Miss Rae. Working and supporting each other on the road to Year 11. 1:30 – 2:00pm
Thursday – Chess ClubCome along and learn how to play chess. Create your own team, practice your skills and get ready to take part in the Cansfield Chess tournament at the end of the year! 1:20 – 2:00pm

Friday – Tuck Shop – Team Cambodia

Funky Fun Fridays

Lots of goodies available to buy from the library during break and lunchtimes. All proceeds will be going towards Team Cambodia.

Come along to the library to complete any work whilst listening to the Top 40 charts. Relax, unwind and get that funky Friday feeling.


Key Information about the Library

  • Librarian = Mrs Gladwin.
  • Catch up with the latest at our Librarian on Twitter @at_lrc.