In 2017, a fabulous new Library was opened at Slough & Eton, at the heart of the school, giving us a bright, airy (and air conditioned), fully stocked Library, with 30 computers and more seating, for use by all of our students. We have a wide choice of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, quick reads, magazines and careers books. All students are allowed to borrow up to four books at a time for a period of 4 weeks.
The students benefit by having experienced staff on hand, at all times, to assist them and recommend books to suit their age, reading level and interests. The Library staff ensure that there is always a good stock of new and exciting books and students can request new books to be acquired. The aim of the Library is not only to assist in study but to make reading an enjoyable experience for all our students. Reading for pleasure has been linked to success in all areas of the curriculum and the Library wishes to support this. All our KS3 students have a dedicated Library lesson each week and are part of the Accelerated Reader programme, which allows us to monitor students’ reading progress.
Regular author visits are also part of the library offering:- the fantastic Bali Rai spent the day talking with our students and officially opened our new Library. We were also very fortunate to have the author and illustrator Curtis Jobling in on World Book Day 2018 to give a presentation to our students and at the start of the new term in September, the author Ali Sparkes enthralled our Year 7 students. Students have been extremely enthusiastic about meeting real life writers and this has been reflected in their reading.
The library is open from 8am to 5pm and homework club takes place from 3pm every day.
Safe internet usage guidelines are strictly enforced by Library staff and free printing is also available for all students.