Library – Inspiring our Learning

Our aim is to develop in every child a lifelong love of reading and the skills to research and use information competently and responsibly.

The Prep School Library is a wonderful, bright, innovative space which is open and fully staffed throughout the school day. Pupils are actively encouraged to pop in during breaks and lunchtimes to browse, read and borrow books.

Every English class has a regular weekly or fortnightly timetabled library lesson when the children can exchange their books and simply enjoy a period of quiet reading; the librarians also utilise this time to involve pupils in a variety of activities which aim to encourage their love of literature and develop their research skills. Parents are also very welcome to visit the Library by appointment, to choose books with their children or discuss reading issues with the librarians.

The Library stocks an extensive range of fiction and non-fiction material for all ages and reading abilities. The collection is further enhanced by a digital library that allows pupils access to an ever-increasing range of academic and recreational eBooks and audiobooks, anytime, anywhere.

We believe that reading is the key to academic achievement. It is this desire to create in the children a real passion for reading that is the driving force behind the Library’s annual programme of special events and activities, which include author visits, book clubs and book fairs, reading games, quizzes and competitions.