British-based Learning with an International Perspective


“What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” Harold Howe

The Senior Library is an innovative, well-funded and well-resourced school library of the 21st Century, with a mission to enhance learning through the provision of a rich array of resources and information and to develop a community of information literate citizens who see learning as a life-time opportunity.

Located in the heart of the Sixth Form College, the library provides a quiet zone for research, study and reflection as well as an interactive zone for conversation, collaboration and creativity. Space is also allocated for the fiction and non-fiction physical collections and for teaching and presentations.

Technology is integral to library operations and with a well-qualified team of 10 including a teacher librarian, librarians and library officers, the library is able to offer extended hours throughout the week. Library staff also participate in and support the teaching programme, especially in the research process for inquiry based activities and in promoting a love of reading.

Through its dynamic and interactive website, the library also provides a virtual space which allows students 24 hour access to materials which facilitate learning including digital content, e-books and TTS curated resource collections for specific subjects and topics.