The Library has an elevated position at the top of the school and is a hub of activity with well stocked, current resources and IT facilities.
Resources include a stock in excess of 10,000 books with subscriptions to daily newspapers such as The Times. Informed opinion can be sought by pupils from The Economist, Private Eye, New Scientist and a further 32 periodicals.
The Library catalogue of books/resources
is available online and can be accessed via our student portal.
The Library has a separate computer suite with Internet link and projector for film and whiteboard work.
To promote wider reading and develop the reading culture of the school the Library actively organises events:
• Library Lessons – Reading is encouraged as part of the curriculum. In partnership with the English department, Year 7 have a weekly timetabled Library lesson.
Year 8 and 9 have Reading Registrations and Library lessons as past of the Enrichment Programme.
• Author Visits
• Government Initiatives - 'Book Buzz' means that every Year 7 receives a free book.
Pupil Librarians from each Year group assist the Librarian. The role of Head Librarian is awarded each year to a pupil in the Upper Sixth who has been an active pupil Librarian during his QEH career.
What to Read?
Recommended Reading Lists are available in a downloadable format for younger