The Library is open for over 50 hours per week, to allow students full access to both resources and quiet study areas. Approximately 50 students can be accommodated at any one time, and full School Wi-Fi access is available to all for online study and research using laptops provided to all students.
The School enjoys a well-stocked library (c.9000 items) run by a full-time, qualified School Librarian. Alongside a wide-ranging selection of fiction to encourage reading for pleasure, all GCSE subjects are supported by an extensive range of up to date non-fiction and information material. Themed reading lists are available to assist the direction of independent study: our comprehensive collection of newspapers and magazines covers many subjects of personal interest as well as academic topics.
Members of staff are happy to support independent study and to help with revision at all times, and Examination Board specific revision guides and study aids are available both for loan and as reference copies.
A separate Careers Library supports the School’s provision of independent and inclusive careers advice. Old Dukies return to the School every spring, representing a variety of industries at the School’s annual careers fair organised by The Dukies’ Association. A series of scheduled talks through the year welcome back old Dukies to share their experiences and serve to inspire and motivate our senior students. We encourage students to organise work experience in their long holidays.