The Library at Thomas Clarkson Academy is located near the school Reception and is open and staffed right through the school day, from before school until around 4.30pm each day.
The library is staffed by a full time Librarian and a Library Assistant, who are ably supported by a team of student volunteers known as Library Ambassadors. Any student can apply to be a Library Ambassador: there is a selection process, and please note it requires training and commitment to succeed!
Students are encouraged to use the library facilities for private research and study during their free time. Library Staff support students to use the library, encouraging and assisting them to take responsibility for their own learning.
Reading is central to many areas of the school curriculum and the Library regularly runs promotional activities aimed at encouraging students to read for pleasure. These include regular book- and research-based quizzes and competitions, supporting reading activities in Tutor Time, inviting authors to visit, celebrating National Poetry Day (first Thursday in October), participating in National initiatives such as Carnegie Shadowing and Bookbuzz, celebrating World Book Day and the school’s own Book Week in March. Students who take part in library competitions are rewarded with a Green Card and often the chance also to win a prize.