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Library Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

Usual opening hours are: 

  • 8.00am opening
  • Morning break and lunchtime
  • After school up to 4.00pm

Library passes will be required to access the Library at morning break and lunchtime. 

These will be issued to students who have previously regularly used the library to read, study or borrow books and who follow the Academy expectations.

The Academy's Web-Based Library Management System

Reading Cloud can be accessed anytime, anywhere. You can use it to search, reserve and review books and other library resources. 

You will also find recommendations, guidance on authors who write like those you already enjoy, links to educational websites that support your studies and reading lists for your subjects. 

  • Click here​ to access the Reading Cloud 
  • For further information please read the introductory guide (click here​).

To Login:

Username: Your Academy e-mail address

Password: Your password is your date of birth in the DDMMYYYY.  For example, the 3rd of May 2012 would be 03052012.

Please speak to the Librarian if you experience any problems accessing The Reading Cloud

Recommended Reading KS3-KS5 by subject

Click here for the full list.


Year 7 recommended reading list - here

Year 8 recommended reading list - here

Year 9 recommended reading list - here

Study Advice Sheets

The Academy library has published a range of advice sheets to help you with your studies.

They are designed to enable you to make the most of your time and the resources available as well as giving guidance on how to cope with the stress which may accompany a heavy study workload,  craft essays, reports and presentations and maximise your revision and exam skills in order to achieve the best results.

Printed versions of the sheets are available from the library or you can access printable versions below.