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.

 

Resources and Facilities

Resources include fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, foreign-language texts, 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:

  • Redhill Academy Trust Book Award – Friday

After school clubs: Homework club runs every day after school:

  • Board Game Club: Monday – 3.05pm-4.00pm
  • Homework Club: Wednesday – 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 and Year 8 students 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 - HPA Reading List