The Library is open from 8.15 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday and until 3.15 pm on a Friday.

Library News

Welcome to Clifton School Library!

The Library is open from 8.15 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday and until 3.15 pm on a Friday.

It is a bright, light and welcoming environment – ideal for study or quiet reading – and is open to all students during both breaks.

The Library houses a large range of regularly updated fiction and reading for pleasure is encouraged. We also offer a varied non-fiction collection to support the curriculum and newspapers for keeping up to date with current affairs.

Students at Clifton are automatically enrolled as members of the Library on their first day at the school and have full access to the facilities we offer throughout their school lives.  Students can borrow up to 3 books at a time for a period of 2 weeks.

There are 8 computers in the Library that can be used during break and lunch times.  A printer is also available for students to print school work. The Library also sells basic stationery items before school and during breaks each day.

A timetable of daily activities is displayed on the noticeboard in the Library.  This includes details of when the computers can be used for playing games and of the after school clubs on offer.

  8.15 – 8.45 am Break 1 Break 2 3.15 – 4 pm
Monday

 

Computers – Games allowed

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Board games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Reading/study

Stationery shop

Computers- Games allowed

Babydoll club

Tuesday

 

Computers – No games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Board games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Reading/study

Stationery shop

Computers- Games allowed

Games club

Wednesday Computers – Games allowed

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Board games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Reading/study

Stationery shop

Computers- Games allowed

Homework club

Thursday

 

Computers – No games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Board games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Reading/study

Stationery shop

Computers- Games allowed

Craft/Beauty club

 

Friday

 

Computers – Games allowed

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Board games

Stationery shop

Computers – Study/quiz only

Reading/study

Stationery shop

Closed –

Book returns only

During Break 1 every day, staff and students are encouraged to come along to the Library and join in with and play board games. This is a fantastic way to enjoy some free time with friends and to meet new people, especially when you are new to the school.

A team of Student Librarians oversee the Library during break times.  Among other duties, these students are responsible for making sure that the Library is a calm and welcoming environment, issuing and returning books and re-shelving any returned items. A new team will be recruited every school year and all students are actively encouraged to apply.

Finally, Intervention Mentors are based in the Library every morning and after school on Monday – Thursday to support students with homework tasks.