The centrally-located Library and ICT Department provide information to pupils and staff, promoting reading for enjoyment, supporting pupils in becoming independent learners, encouraging study and relaxation in an attractive and welcoming environment and nurturing pupil skills in using IT.
The Library comprises approximately 14,000 books supplemented by online resources, audio and video materials and PC-based resources. A varied selection of periodicals and newspapers are available daily. All information resources are catalogued on a computerised library management system which can be searched via the internet.
The School has a wide range of computing facilities which are constantly being updated and improved. A WiFi network operates across the campus. Pupils can connect their own laptop or tablet to the network to access their files in a virtual learning environment and the internet. Printers are provided in classrooms and Houses. Most classrooms are equipped with data projectors, interactive white boards and some with Apple TV. Most recently, our brand new Business and Finance Centre is the latest stage in a multi-million pound investment and includes a boardroom with full conferencing facilities as an innovative alternative to classroom teaching. Back up is provided initially by teachers during lessons and also by help-desk staff in the Information Centre, where pupils can learn new skills, resolve problems and get advice.
Library opening hours
- 08.30 – 17.15 Monday to Friday
- 09.00 – 12.30 Saturday
- 19.00 – 21.00 Monday to Thursday evening (for Sixth Form pupils)
At other times the networked resources can be accessed through any desktop, laptop, tablet or device that is linked to the School network.