The Library

The library is a whole school resource and is open to students and pupils from 8am.    From 3.20 to 5pm the library provides an opportunity for students to complete homework and study.  During the school day, the library is available to classes, and to the sixth form for private study.  Pupils are welcome to use the facility at break and lunchtimes.

The Library holds a stock of fiction and non-fiction books as well as newspapers and a variety of magazines.  It also has a dedicated printer for student use.

Reading Groups meet each week, during lunch time, for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.  As well as reading and discussing a number of novels, we shadow the Carnegie/Greenaway medal awards and post book reviews on our reading group page of the Carnegie web site.

A Book Fair is held each year and Year 7, 8 and 9 have the opportunity to buy good titles online at reduced prices through the Scholastic Teen Digital Book Club.   There are thousands of book titles to choose from , priced from 99p.   A percentage of the money raised from both of these is returned to the library in free books.  For further information   click here  http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/john-henry-newman

The Library is also the home of the Connexions Centre, with useful careers information.   Pupils in Years 10 and 11 are welcome to drop in to meet the Connexions Advisor who works with us on Friday lunchtimes.

Suggested reading lists

Here are some suggested book titles for students to read at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Click here to view the Key Stage 3 suggested reading list.

Click here to view the Key Stage 4 suggested reading list.

Click here to view the Keys Stage 5 suggested reading list.

BBC Bitesize
Learning & Revision Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels
My Maths
Interactive online learning resource
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Show my Homework
Online homework calendar
Show My Homework

Student Services

All essential stationery can be purchased at the school stationery shop located in Student Services. Please see here for a price list