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The Library

The library has about 14,000 books and 10 networked computers.

The ethos is to provide both print and electronic resources together with a welcoming and calm environment to support reading for pleasure, homework and independent study.

Accelerated Reader - Reading Scheme for all Years 7, 8 & 9

As part of our commitment at PHS to your child’s education, we are delighted to inform you of our Accelerated reader scheme, which tracks and monitors yours child’s reading age and progress in 7, 8 and 9. Information, passwords and reports are sent home to parents during the school year.

The scheme involves children reading books at their level and completing a computerised quiz to check comprehension. The advantage of using such a system is that it will help motivate the children to encourage more regular and fluent reading. Answering the quizzes will help monitor the progress that they are making in understanding the texts. Accelerated Reader lessons take place in the Library.

It is a school policy that all students should have a reading book with them every day as we encourage children to read in form class and other times during school

We hope that you will support us in the continuing success of this scheme.

You'll find parent resources for Renaissance Learning products on their website https://www.renaissance.com/about-us

To access the Accelerated Reader quizzes please click here.

Overdue items

There will be no fines charged for overdue items, however they should be returned as soon as possible. No other books will be issued until the overdue item has been returned.

If a book is lost or damaged then it must be paid for in full, the cost per book is £5.


Stationery can be purchased from the library during form time and breaktime, Monday - Friday. Items available:

Black / Blue pens - 10p

Pencils - 10p

Highlighters - 50p

Eraser - 20p

12" ruler - 20p

A4 plastic pocket - 5p

Sharpeners - 20p

Protractors - 15p