Charters School Library aims to nurture a love of reading, contribute to Learning and Teaching and the pastoral development and wellbeing of students across the whole school; allowing them every opportunity to be the very best version of themselves.

Library book

The Library is a valuable learning resource and aims to provide a safe, purposeful and productive environment in which students can engage in quiet reading, grow knowledge and develop skills through guided and independent study, activities and events.

The Library is available for students to visit:

  • From 8.15 am before school daily
  • Between 1.30 pm-2.00 pm daily subject to availability and capacity guidelines
  • Until 4.15 pm after school Monday-Thursday

When enjoying The Library students can:

  • Borrow and return books*
  • Read or work quietly
  • Find in-house and online resources to help with their studies
  • Participate in activities and events organised and promoted by The Library Team

*Students are invited to borrow up to three books for periods identified by the return date stamped inside, in accordance with the 'no censorship' approach detailed in our letter to parents.  It is each student's responsibility to renew, return or replace lost books in good time.



KS4 Reading List 

Young Adult Reading List 


The Library welcomes student volunteers from all year groups. Please speak to our librarian, Mrs Olding, if you would like more details. 

During the second break, The Library is one of our most vibrant areas and there are regularly over 60 students reading, helping the librarian or playing games.  It has such a fantastic atmosphere and it's always lovely to see students enjoying the space.