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Library

Library

The Library is an attractive and welcoming space located at the heart of the school and is very popular with students and staff.

It is normally open to all students before, during and after school (except when they are Library lessons) so that students can prepare homework or sit and read a range of stock from classic fiction to skimming a variety of current magazines.

The Library is well resourced containing over 14,000 books to support students from when they arrive at the Academy to when they leave.  There is also a wide range of online resources to support their homework and research.

Promoting literacy (and information literacy) is a key objective of the Library and it supports several guided reading schemes. It also hosts book groups at lunchtimes and sometimes after school.  The Library is able to acquire many new titles that nurture learning, improve literacy skills and significantly boost vocabulary and that also foster a culture of reading for pleasure for students.

There is a dedicated space for quiet research for all students, who can use it with permission from Library staff.  It contains a range of books and journals aimed at GCSE and A Level which aim to encourage and develop attitudes to study that will benefit students at college & university and beyond.

The Library also supports students through timetabled Library lessons, and all new students receive a prepared Library induction.  To complement the full book shelves, the Library also handles many excellent subscription-based websites which give students access to the resources they need for the best research and grades

The Library also hosts many events from visiting authors and storytellers as well as regular quizzes, clubs and debates.  It also hosts a number of events for the Academy. 

If you are interested in supporting your child's reading, research or want to know more, please contact the Library team.  Tel: 020 7394 5108  email: jmartin@cityacademy.co.uk or pwellington@cityacademy.co.uk