Hall Park Library

The library provides a vibrant and welcoming learning environment for students and staff. It plays a key role in learning and teaching by providing resources to support the curriculum, and aims to encourage both the skills required to become independent, lifelong learners and inspire a love of reading for pleasure.

Opening Times

Monday  8.00am-4.00pm

Tuesday  8.00am-4.00pm

Wednesday  8.00am-4.00pm

Thursday  8.00am-4.00pm

Friday  8.00am-3.30pm

Resources and Facilities

Resources include fiction and non-fiction books, dvds, newspapers, posters and reference materials.

Study space is available for individual and group work, along with computer access to enable students to carry out research or complete their homework. Comfy chairs are also available for quiet reading.

Colourful displays advertise library resources, clubs, events and information.

Clubs and Activities

Lunchtime clubs include:

  • Chess and Games Club – Monday and Wednesday
  • Puzzle Club – Thursday
  • Weekly Quiz – Friday

Homework club runs every day after school:

  • Monday – Thursday 3.05 – 4.00pm
  • Friday – 3.05 – 3.30pm

Special events

Various themed Craft and Book night events take place throughout the year as well as yearly all school initiatives like World Book Day and the Readathon.  Many of these events are run by our Student Librarians, who daily help out with the library. 

Accelerated reader

All Year 7 students plus several Year 8 groups participate in the Accelerated Reader programme which encourages and challenges them to read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Personalised reading targets are set after an initial reading test and then students read their books and take online quizzes.  Points are rewarded and students work in house teams to win prizes.

Summer Reading

Enjoying reading is sometimes just about finding the right book, so here are some suggestions and recommendations from Mrs Bradwell to get you interested this summer.

Download Summer Reading List here

Christmas Reading

Download Christmas Reading List here