Academic Life

Library

The Junior School has two libraries: a fiction library with books to stimulate pupils’ imaginations, and a reference library which provides them with opportunities to learn more about curriculum topics or their own interests.

Pupils in the Lower School enjoy listening to, and discussing, stories during their weekly visits to the library. There is a large selection of books of all genres for them to borrow – both for enjoyment and to build on their existing learning.

Pupils in the Upper School use the Accelerated Reader programme to help develop their understanding of more complex texts, whilst gaining insights into the world around them. The programme encourages pupils to reflect on their reading choices and plan their next reads, thus leading to more independent learning.

In addition to weekly lessons, pupils also participate in events which allow them to express themselves creatively, such as World Book Day which sees pupils dress up as their favourite book characters, write speeches and perform to their peers.