• Our LRC

  • Accessit
  • Students need school libraries!
    Every student deserves a well-resourced and easily accessible library. The tie between libraries and academic success is well documented. It’s been proven that reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success.

    Our new school library online catalogue, Accessit, will further support our students in their reading for pleasure journey and the discovery of great books.

    Using Accessit, students can now view our extensive library catalogue, their current loans, reserve books and see news and events happening in the LRC.

    Please see Miss Heads for further details.!dashboard

  • Library Policy
  • LRC and Reading Policy

  • Student guide to Accelerated Reader

  • What does your Book Level (ZPD) mean?

  • Accelerated Reader login

  • AR Bookfinder
  • AR Bookfinder is a website that students and parent/carers can use to find books that have Accelerated Reader Quizzes and to check what book level a book is.

  • MyON login
  • myON is a student-centred, personalised literacy platform that offers every student unlimited access to an enhanced digital library of over 7000 books. Combined with a suite of literacy and homework tools, it’s an incredible standalone product as well as working in harmony with Star Reading and Accelerated Reader.

  • Recommended reading lists
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  • Recommended Reading Lists to support our school Virtues:

  • • BEING just and compassionate
    • DEVELOPING confidence and resilience
    • SHOWING respect for every person
    • CREATING a community where we accept responsibility for ourselves and for others
    • BEING honest and developing a culture of self–belief and value

  • EEF Guidelines to Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools

  • Accelerated Reader and Star Reading information for parents/carers


    LRC Information for students

    Free access to digital books and myOn news:

    Join Durham County Council Online Library for free:

    The National Shelf Service: CILIP, the UK's library and information association, has launched the National Shelf Service, a new daily YouTube broadcast featuring book recommendations from professional librarians. The National Shelf Service will feature one librarian and one book recommendation each day. The broadcasts will be on every weekday at 11 a.m.

    How to take an Accelerated Reader quiz (watch video)

    How to check your target for this term (watch video)

    How to read AR news articles (watch video)

    Search for a book at your level

    We are delighted to have gifted all our new Year 7 students their own copy of this fantastic new book for them to read and enjoy over the Summer holidays.

    Please see a special video from the author, Dan Smith, talking about his book:

    Unlimited access to over 7,000 enhanced digital books

    To celebrate World Book Day, this voucher can be exchanged for a free book. The PDF version of the voucher can be printed out or shown on a phone.

    This World Book Day, secondary school students have a choice of four brilliant books. Depending on what appeals to your interests, there is something for every kind of reader.
    Booked Potato” Competition

    For World Book Day this year instead of dressing yourself up, we are inviting you to dress a potato as a character from a book. Or if you are feeling really adventurous, create a scene from a book using potatoes!

    Year 7 students will have the opportunity to create their Booked Potatoes together in their online lesson with Miss Heads, during the week commencing 1 March, so get your materials ready!

    If you're not sure what book you should read next, take this literary quiz to point you in the right direction.

    You could join Durham County Council Library online and read or listen to books for free - why not give it a try over the holidays?

    We have long known that a love of reading and writing can help children flourish at school and go on to succeed at work. We now know that reading and writing for enjoyment can also play a vital role in helping children lead happy and healthy lives.

    Ran out of books to read?
    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

    You will find some fabulous classic literature, the site is really easy to use and all books are free to read.

    Dame Jacqueline Wilson's most popular book, The Story Of Tracy Beaker, is available to access for free this week.

    Tracy is 10 years old. She lives in a children's home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Read her story for FREE below and share her hopes for the future in this very funny tale, all told in Tracy's own words.

    Stuck for ideas for what to read next? Read all the books by your favourite author? Or do you simply want to try something new?

    To give you ideas and inspiration our lovely book lists, for children and young people at all ages and stages.

    Where will your reading journey take you next?

    In our latest book list you will find Secrets and Lies, and Mysteries...
    Year 7 students

    I know many of you have been waiting patiently for this Accelerated Reader quiz and it's finally here!
    Please remember to keep reading and quizzing from home and join our live lessons for ideas on what to read next.
    Keep reading and stay safe.

    Miss Heads

    We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students in September and wanted them to know we are thinking about them. Our current Year 7 students told us they are running out of things to every student was sent a copy of the fantastic new book, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates. There's a special message for you all from the author, Jenny Pearson.

    Send a picture of yourself reading to Miss Heads
    We will add these to our gallery and the most unusual will win a prize, but please remember to stay safe!

    Here is a link to a free book for all children and their families. It’s an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures and has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine Rundell, who edited it.
    For #WorldBookDay2020 all staff and students shared Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl for 10 minutes every lesson. Fantastic feedback from staff and students! Let's all #BeKind and #ShareAStory with someone this weekend!