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Educating Girls for Success

The Library

Opening times:

 Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm

Friday 8am – 4pm

8am – 8.45am and 3.20pm – Closing: Open Access for all pupils.

Break-times and Lunch-times – Access restricted to Years 9, 10 and 11

The refurbished library is an attractive welcoming space where girls come to study or read quietly.

It supports staff and students with a range of books and resources related to the curriculum. It also aims to encourage a lifelong love of reading for pleasure and has a wide variety of fiction books.

 Southwark Book Award 2017

Results for the Southwark Book Award 2017 are in! Click Here to see who won.

Reading Challenges:

We regularly take part in two shadowing schemes: Year 7s take part in the Southwark Book Award, and older pupils in the Carnegie Shadowing Scheme. Both of these schemes involve interaction with pupils from other schools, both locally and nationwide.

Southwark Book Award - https://southwarkbookawardblog.wordpress.com

‘Reading Passports’ and the ‘16 Classics Before 16’ booklets are available from the librarian and girls are rewarded with VIVO Miles for taking part in these challenges.

Library Resources:

The library houses approximately 10,000 fiction and non-fiction books. The catalogue is available on-line and contains not only books but also links to thousands of educational websites.

Laptops and iPads are available for pupils to continue their school work in their free time.

Events and Clubs:

There is a Manga Drawing Club every Tuesday after school, it is open to all girls, space permitting.

There is also a selection of educational board games available for use in the library. These include word games for the promotion of literacy skills.

We celebrate World Book Day each year when girls and staff come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book. There are quizzes held and films shown after school.

The library supports the ‘Readathon’ charity and has raises thousands of pounds over the years for CLIC Sargent and Roald Dah’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

The library hosts visits from authors and is used by other departments for various events throughout the year.

The Library at Notre Dame supports staff and students with a range of books and resources related to the curriculum. We also have a Reading Group, Careers Corner, after school activities, book sales, and various events throughout the year.

The library on-line catalogue. This contains 100s of websites as well as books: http://u007503.microlibrarian.net

The Day. Daily on-line newspaper, specifically for use in the classroom, especially good for PHSE lessons: www.theday.co.uk