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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Library

Our School Library offers a special and unique experience for students, one that aims not only to enrich reading for pleasure and enhance information literacy skills but also, more importantly, develop the well-being and happiness of the child.

We have over 7500 resources stocked in the library which are available to loan.  This includes over 3000 fiction titles that cater for every taste and reading level.  We are particularly proud of our Information/Non-Fiction resources that can assist students in not just extending their knowledge of curriculum subject areas, but also help them learn about the wider world in which they live.

Our School Librarian acknowledges that not everybody enjoys reading.  In light of this, he strives to create opportunities that make it an exciting and rewarding possibility!  All Year 7 and 8 students receive a fortnightly library lesson where they will be immersed in

the realms of classic and contemporary fiction.  Each lesson focuses on a specific past or current book title.  The School Librarian enjoys recommending book titles for those unsure what to read next.  Events and activities are scheduled throughout the year, not just to celebrate World Book Day!

The Library offers 20 networked computers that are available throughout the school day.  The Librarian is very passionate about enriching students’ information and critical literacy skills, to assist students in their academic studies and to help them engage ethically in the information society.  Sixth Form students are given comprehensive instruction and guidance on how to locate, access, use and evaluate printed and electronic resources; essential skills for current and future studies.

The Library is open Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 3.30pm.  Students are actively encouraged to use the Library throughout the school day, for both pleasure and research.