The Libraries of The Hart School are committed to supporting the best possible education for its students so that they can become confident and flexible adults, able to design and shape their world.
The Libraries exist to actively support and enhance learning and teaching within the Academies. They contain a wide variety of resources which aim to make learning an enjoyable experience, as well as encouraging reading for pleasure.
We are delighted to inform you that The Hart School has invested in Accelerated Reader; a reading initiative we believe will make a huge difference to students’ learning.
All Year 7 and 8 students have been enrolled on this programme. Reading is central to all learning; good and independent reading is the key which enables every student to unlock their best possible outcomes.
Year 7 and 8 will take a STAR reading test which generates a ‘reading range’ to guide them to the best reading books for them. Students will have a dedicated library lesson to explain the scheme to them and choose their first book.
Mrs A Adams is the Libraries Manager & Mrs D Powell is the Assistant Librarian.
The library is open every school day from 8.30am until 3.10pm. Students are welcome at both breaks and lunchtimes, and classes can use the library all day.
Students can borrow up to two items for two weeks. We have information books for homework and for general interest, a wide range of fiction, DVDs and audio books available to borrow.
Students are welcome to use the 6 PCs for study, homework or general research; games are not allowed. Miss Thornton and Mrs Adams are always available to help with finding resources and information, and to advise on reading.
We have a Games Club once a week, with Chess, Boggle, cards, draughts etc.
We have a Comic Book Club once a week where students can write and illustrate their own stories.
We have a team of student librarians who help with the running of the library, and we recruit new members to that team every year.
There is a wide range of magazines to enjoy, such as Horrible Histories, Simpsons, Match, Bliss and National Geographic Kids. We also take a newspaper written especially for school-aged readers.
We have had author visits, and hold activities to celebrate special events such as World Book Day.
You can find out what is in the library by asking Mrs Adams or Miss Powell, or by looking at the library catalogue by clicking here.