Secondary Library

Opening hours 8:10 – 4:00

Enjoyment and Discovery
The Bay CE School Library / Study Centre is a delightful space for students to enjoy before school, during break times and after school. Students are warmly welcomed to read for pleasure, satisfy their curiosity, play board games, complete homework or study in this peaceful environment.

Board Games
There are a variety of board games available for students to enjoy before school, during break times and after school.

Study Centre
We have a photocopier and twelve desktop computers in the Library / Study Centre, which students may use for quiet study or to complete homework / print from.

Fiction / Non-fiction
Students have access to an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction books. The library is organised in the following sections, all clearly labelled for ease of access: Classic novels; Graphic novels; Social Issues; 14+ fiction; Reference Books; Shakespeare; Modern Foreign Languages; English Language; Science; Maths.

After School

The library is open until 4.00pm

Accelerated Reader
Year seven and eight students have regular Accelerated Reader lessons in the library with their English class. Accelerated Reader is a comprehensive reading programme designed to support and encourage the invaluable skill of reading. Students each take a short test to establish their personal ‘Reading Range’, which they use to select books suited to their current reading ability. Each time they finish a book, they take a computer-based quiz to assess their understanding of what they have read. As with any skill, reading needs to be practised, and with practice comes improvement, which is monitored throughout the year.

If you would like to find out more please click here for a link to the Parent’s Guide to Accelerated Reader or click here for a link to Questions and Answers.

Click here to see a celebration of Accelerated Reader from October 2019.

Click here to see a celebration of Accelerated Reader from March 2020.

Accelerated Reader Rewards and Certificates
There are many incentives for our students to aim high during their Accelerated Reader lessons. For a full list and instructions on how a student goes about achieving them, please click here for a link to The Bay CE Rewards and Certificates for Accelerated Reader.

Home Connect
Home Connect is a simple way for parents to track their child’s progress on Accelerated Reader. A letter with login details will be given to each year seven student to take home to parents during Autumn term.

The link to Home Connect is:
If you lose/forget your child’s login details please email the Library Manager for a reminder:

For further information about Accelerated Reader Home Connect, please click here:

Reading – A Parent’s Guide
Please click here for a link to our Parent’s Guide to Supporting Reading

Recommended Reading
Please click here for a link to our Year 7 Recommended Reading List.



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