Library Resource Centre

The team Opening hours
Ms Wyld – Chartered Librarian


8.15am until registration 
Break time
After school until 3.30pm
What does the library offer students?
  • Fiction books – a wide ranging collection, covering many interests and all ability levels
  • Non-fiction books – curriculum titles to extend learning, plus hobbies and general interest
  • Newspapers & magazines – one national and one local newspaper every day plus a range of general interest magazines 
  • DVDs – to support texts covered in English
  • 12 computers – bookable for schoolwork during breaks, printing is available
  • Study space
  • Board games – to play during break
  • Revision Guides – recommended by teachers
  • Manga Mania – a student led club every Monday lunchtime

Stationery shop

All the basics at great prices 


Up to 2 fiction, 2 non-fiction and 1 DVD at the same time. If the book you’d like is out, it can be reserved for you. Books are issued for 2 weeks, and DVDs for 1. If you bring something back late there will be a small fine of 1p per day to pay – this money is donated to charity. But you can renew to stop your book going overdue!


The library is a space for quiet reading, study and playing board games. Please show consideration to other users, and keep the noise level low. No food or drinks are allowed in the library. Poor behaviour may result in you being asked to leave.

Newspapers for Schools

We have signed up to use a website that holds archives for almost all national & local newspapers in the UK. This is the website link

Please see Ms Wyld for login information.

Book Groups

We have groups in years 7 -10 which meet once a term at lunchtime in the LRC. These are a great chance to try a different read, and then chat about it with other keen readers. Please come and ask Ms Wyld for more details.

Join our Manga Mania group every Monday lunchtime for Manga drawing fun.  This is a student-led group and you can drop in at any time.

Every year we shadow the Carnegie book award. This takes place during the Spring, and is a great chance to read some of the best fiction published and vote for your favourite.

Events & Competitions

We hold book events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for the next one!  We celebrate Roald Dahl Day each year with our year 7 students, and for the whole school we love World Book Day. Waterstone’s also come along every year with loads of books for our very own bookshop, with everything at a discounted price.

Author visits can be a truly inspiring experience, and we have been very lucky to host some well-known authors such as John Barrowman, Cathy Cassidy, Darren Shan, and of course ex-student Huw Powell.



If you need help, ask Ms Wyld, she can advise on what books you’ve got out, help you with research, or with finding a great read.

Useful Websites

Carnegie book award shadowing
The biggest & best known children’s book award – have a look at the St Katherine’s pages. 


Children’s Book Sequels
This site lists all your favourite series in order, so you never have to wonder what comes next!

World Book Day
Details galore for this popular annual event.

Libraries West
Home page for the public library portal covering Bristol, North Somerset, BANES, South Gloucestershire & Somerset.

Literature for Lads
New site aimed at recommending reads for older boys.

No Flying No Tights
Features graphic novels & manga – reviews, recommendations.

Teen Librarian
Even more reviews & author stuff, as well as booklists

Reading Matters
Loads of great reading suggestions – try the lucky dip feature!

Love Reading

Created to highlight Young Adult books - awash with great stories

YA Book Prize

The UK’s first book prize specifically for YA titles

Website links – web tools

Cloud-based presentation software

Generate ‘word clouds’ from text provided by you

Create animated slideshows – a great way to present information

Create your own flash cards to help with revision

Create online, interactive posters

Website links – authors

Just a few websites – there are sites for all your favourite authors!