Library News

Welcome to the John of Gaunt Library

Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8.30 am – 4.15 pm

Friday: 8.30 am – 3.45 pm


John of Gaunt library is a safe, welcoming place where our students can

  • read books
  • complete and print homework
  • use IT facilities
  • play games with their friends


Accelerated Reader

During the school day Y7 and Y8 enjoy timetabled library lessons. In these lessons, the students follow the Accelerated Reader programme.  Accelerated Reader (AR) is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With AR, the school can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student. AR produces an average of two years reading age growth in just one academic year.

Using information generated by the software in the form of a Star Test, teachers and our school librarian can help students select books that are difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not too difficult to cause frustration.

Find out more about Accelerated Reader here.


Clubs and Enrichment Activities

My name is Mrs Bruton and I am your Learning Resources Manager. I am in the process of rearranging our library and am having a look at the clubs we can offer. If you have been a part of a previous club or if you have a great idea for a new club please feel free to come in and see me!

Homework club will still be running every day as usual.