Welcome to Sacred Heart School Library

The Library is open every day from 7:30am to 5:30pm and is a quiet place for all students to come to study, complete homework or sit and read their favourite book in the reading area. The Library has a fantastic collection of fiction books, non-fiction books to support study and independent research, and also magazines related to their A-Level subject choice, as well as computers and 32 laptops available to students throughout the day and after school. The reference section includes specialist encyclopaedias’ and dictionaries. Booklets on local libraries are also available. Provisions are made for home language materials for pupils of whom English is not their first language. Suggestions for additions to stock are always welcome for students and teachers.

Arrangements can be made for publisher's representatives to display their recent publications at school so that staff may select and order text books and other materials.

Book boxes on various subjects can be lent to classes provided there is sufficient material available in the library.

The library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification and books are shelved accordingly. There is a subject index and classified and author catalogues. A booklet entitled 'Using the Library' is available for all students.

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site has a list of recommended reads of students of all reading abilities.

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/222/  also has a list of recommended reads for students of all reading abilities.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/reading-lists-for-ks3-pupils/ has a list of recommended reads for KS3 children.

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks4-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-10-pupils-ks4-age-14-15/ has a list of recommended reads for KS4 students


In April 2018, the library introduced a new computerised library system to Sacred Heart School. The system is called the Reading Cloud. Each student has their own unique login. Reading Cloud has an app that students can access via their smart phones or tablets called iMLS. They can renew or reserve books in the library, view the range of resources available and also recommend books to the librarian that they are interested in reading. Students can also create their own home library and add on books to their account that they have read from home.

click on the link to view the help guide.  Reading Cloud Leaflet


Ms J Laffan