Link to OLIVER, (currently only available via school internal network), our web-based library system to view on-line resources, reserve books and dvd's etc.

Library opening times:


8.20 to 4.00 p.m.


8.30 to 4.00 p.m.


8.20 to 4.00 p.m.


8.30 to 4.00 p.m.


8.20 to 3.30 p.m.

The library is staffed by a Chartered Librarian. Students are allowed to borrow three books at a time and, like most libraries, there is a system of fines in operation for overdue books. The tariff is posted in the Library, the maximum fine being £3.00.

There are sixteen networked computers available where students are able to access work done in other areas and six laptops. The Careers Library is also housed in the School Library and contains a comprehensive range of paper and computer-based materials ranging from career information to details of Higher and Further education, all of which is updated annually.

The Library is available for Sixth Form Private Study unless a member of staff has made a pre-booking.  The Library is open every breaktime and lunchtime and an after school Homework Club runs daily for years 7 and 8 until 4pm or 3.30pm on Friday.

A black and white photocopier is available for individual copies of materials and the cost is 5p for an A4 and 10p for an A3 sheet.

There is also a selection of DVDs, set texts and pre-recorded television programmes available for students and staff hire.

Members of staff and students are always welcome to discuss with the Librarian any resource needs they may have.