The Senior Department library is open to all pupils during break times. Most pupils will also visit the library with their English teachers or form teachers. With over 5000 books and a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and graphic novels the library provides a welcoming and stimulating reading environment.


We have recently updated our school reading lists to reflect the wonderful selection of books now available. The lists are not exhaustive but they contain a variety of genres and authors. Some books are more challenging than others and boys are encouraged to speak to the Librarian if they would like any guidance with their book choices.


Love Reading 4 Schools


Love Reading 4 Schools has been set-up to help parents choose and, if they wish, buy books from their school’s recommended reading lists.

You can find our reading lists, broken down by academic year, below:


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


Year 7


Year 8

The Big Read February 2019


The Big Read is an initiative to get lots of the boys reading, enjoying and discussing the same book at the same time. This Half-term’s Big Read for your son’s year group is:


Year 4 – Storm Hound by Claire Fayers

Year 5 – The Dog who Saved the World by Ross Welford


Year 6 – The Darkdeep by Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs


This is a voluntary scheme and there is no obligation to take part, but we hope lots of boys will enjoy reading this book.


Please contact the librarian if you would like further information.