Library Clubs

If you are interested in joining any or all of our clubs, please come along to the library and see Mrs Bell.

Book Club

This club is open to all, and meets on Wednesday lunchtimes in the library. During the Autumn term we discuss, debate and argue about the books we’ve all been reading. During the Spring/Summer term we take part in Spellbinding, the local Cumbrian Schools Book award.  Students nominate, read, discuss and eventually vote for the book they want to win the award, and two members of the club come to the annual award day.

If you love reading and talking about books, recommending books and getting recommendations from other like-minded people, then book club is for you!

If you’d like inspiration or ideas of what to read next, why not have a look at our online recommended reading lists here

Books for Brekkie

This new club on Tuesday breaks is for Years 7 – 9 only. If you want somewhere to escape from the hurly burly of school life and just read your book quietly whilst enjoying a drink of hot chocolate, then this is the club for you. Attendance is limited to 18 students each week, with a ticket system for admission. Come and see Mrs Bell for more details.

Kindle Club

Kindle club is a bit different to the other library clubs, in that it doesn't actually meet as a group!  The library currently has twelve Kindles, which are loaded with a range of up to date popular teen fiction, as well as some well-loved classic titles.  Students can borrow these and take them home, but in order to do so you need to enroll in the Kindle Club and sign a Membership Agreement to look after the machines whilst in your care, and the use them appropriately.  As well as being able to borrow the Kindles, Club members also have the right to request new titles to be added to them!

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Students make good progress because of the typically strong standard of teaching.

Ofsted 2018

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

Ofsted 2018