Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.


The library is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:05.  Those wishing to use the library in the mornings should show their pass to the Library Assistant in the Dining Hall (and to the member of staff on duty by the stairs) who will escort you to the library.  Due to its popularity, students will need to collect a ticket from the librarian the day before.  The library is also open every break and lunchtime for students wishing to finish homework or read quietly.  There are a limited number of seats and computers available, so this is done in a 'first come, first served' basis.

Our is a well-stocked library, containing over 10,000 books.

Students can borrow up to three books, for three weeks at a time. We have a wide ride of fiction and non-fiction. Please see recommended reading lists for each year group at the bottom of the page.

Students can access help with their homework in the library before and after school in our homework clubs. They can also use resources and computers for research, and use the printers.


Library Clubs

Day Time Activity Year Group(s)
Monday After school until 16:00 Homework Club All Year Groups
Wednesday After school until 16:00 Homework Club All Year Groups


Roald Dahl Day

On September 13th the Academy celebrated Roald Dahl day with a an assortment of activities, talks and competitions running throughout break and lunch.  The winners of our 'Design a Chocolate Bar Wrapper' and 'Decorate Mr Twit's Beard' competitions can be seen in the presentation at the bottom of the page.


Book Awards Club

We are reading the most popular publications of 2015, and judging which we think is the best.  We are also creating a list of our all-time favourite books, and later in the year, will be shadowing the Carnegie Book Awards.


Year 12 Reading Group

We are working on how to discover the books that we really want to read, from the thousands of books out there for this age group. 


Creative Writing Club

This term we have been working on creating characters. The students have invented characters and the worlds in which they live, complete with illustrations and even maps!


Year 7 Reading Group

Along with working our way through our own special reading list, we have been:

  • Re-designing our favourite book covers
  • Sharing book recommendations
  • Performing our version of Macbeth
  • Learning about libraries
  • Playing word games
  • Writing stories to match illustrations

Throughout the academic year there will; be a variety of events and clubs running in the library so keep an eye out!

Title Date  
Book Review Competition 11th Oct 2016 Download
Creative Writing Competition 11th Oct 2016 Download
Guide to Library Software 10th Jun 2016 Download
Library Presentation 12th Sep 2016 Download
Roald Dahl Day Winners 15th Sep 2016 Download