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Library

Welcome to the PHSG Library

The PHSG Library is located on the ground floor in the Annexe.
Our newly refurbished Library is a light and welcoming space for students to come and browse, study or just relax with a good book. Student Librarians are on hand to help. There are 10 network computers and 30 laptops for students to use. There is also a printer and stationery shop. 

Contact Information

Library staff: Miss A Harris & Mrs D Heard

Contact details: Telephone: 01752 208308 ext 05031 or 05036

Email: LibraryPHSG@tsatrust.org.uk

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Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 08.30 – 16.45

Friday: 08.30 – 16.15

 

Accessit

Struggling to find something to read? Need to find a specific book?

Accessit is our online platform to search books within the school library. Please click on the web app below to access the full school catalogue 

  • With Accessit you can log into the Library catalogue anywhere you have a computer or smartphone.
  • Find resources for your school work - including information books, fiction, websites, magazines and journals, links to other sources and more
  • Find suggestions for good reads
  • Reserve books and other items
  • Renew online and keep on top of your loans
  • Create your own reading lists
  • Read and write book reviews (earn house points for your book reviews)  

 

 

Library stationery shop

We run a stationery shop in the library and sell useful bits for your school work. Items include pencils, erasers, biros, folders and much more at very reasonable prices. A full list of stationery items and prices can be found below. The shop is open every day.

Library Stationery Shop Price List

Blu Tack £0.60 per pack

Glue Sticks £0.40 each

Biros – red and black £0.10 each

Highlighter pens £0.50 each

Dry Wipe Board Markers – black, green, blue, red £0.40 each

Pencils £0.05 each

Erasers £0.15 each

Double Sharpeners £0.40 each

Coloured Paper/ Card £0.01/ £0.02 per sheet

A5 Zippa Bags £0.30 each

A4 Ring Binders £0.50 each

A4 Project Files (card) yellow, red, green, blue £0.15 each

A4 Display Book £1.10 each

A3 Tech folder £5.75 each

A4 Plastic Polyfile - green, blue, pink, turquoise, purple £0.50 each

A4 Plastic Wallets £0.02 each

A3 Plastic Polyfile - green, blue, pink, turquoise, purple £0.95 each

Metal Compass £0.20 each

Clear Rulers (30cm) £0.12 each

Protractors (180 degrees) £0.06 each

House Lanyards Temple, Anthony, Latimer, Kendall £0.70 each

Badge Holders £0.30 each

Sticky note pads £0.25 each

Scissors £0.30 each

Colouring pencils (pack of 12 assorted colours) £1.40 per pack

Revision note cards (Feint lined pk 100) small £0.80 /pack large £1.00/pack

Subject dividers £0.50 per pack

Revision/ exam pack £1.80 each

At present, we only accept cash.

 

Year 6 Transition Reading List

Please click below for our recommended reading list for Primary to Secondary Transition students. These are some books that you may like to read to help prepare you for Year 7.

 

Library Events

The library has lots of displays and events that happen throughout the year, see below to see some of the annual activities that you can get involved with:

Holocaust Memorial Day 

27th January

Each year a Theme is published for HMD and the library provide a reading list and display for students to visit and select recommendations based on theme of the holocaust.

Click here for the 2023 reading list.

 

National Storytelling Week

28th January - 5th February

Various activities will be put on throughout the week. Please visit the library for more details.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

30th January - 3rd February

Lots of recent book releases to look through. Students can take off £1 the book price.

 

Harry Potter Quiz

Each February students and staff flock to the library for our magical Harry Potter quiz. Teams of 6 battle it out to win this prestigious title. Outfits and props are welcomed. Please book early for this very popular event.

 

Blind date with a book

All you will need to do is choose a wrapped book from the display. You won't know what it is until you get home. Read and write a review to share with the other students. Time to take a chance, you may just find the perfect match!

 

Review by Elizabeth Year 10:

As a reader I have very set views of what books I like, and if a book does not interest me within the first few chapters I will put it down. The 'Blind Date With A Book' gave me a chance to read a book that I would never of normally picked up and read. When I first saw the book I chose, I wasn't sure I would enjoy it, but after a few pages I was completely hooked; I have now read the entire trilogy, and completely loved it. It is very easy to do and the review is straight forward and informative that gives feedback to help make it more enjoyable for future readers. I think that 'Blind Date With A Book' will give young people the opportunity to try out different types of books, give them a wider knowledge of the reading materials available to them, and to not judge a book by its cover.

World Book Day

The day that the students and staff alike look forward to throughout the year! There are exciting activities all week and events taking place on the day. Which book character will you portray?

 

Advent Challenge

Each day of December a new book related challenge is revealed. 

House points are awarded to all those involved. 

 

Christmas Craft

Come to the library and create some book themed decorations. 

 

Children's Book Award

Read brand new books and review them for the Children's Book Award. 

Reading lists and displays for national celebrations / awareness

Holocaust Memorial day: 27th January

LGBT History Month: February

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week: 6th - 12th February