Our Librarian is Miss Vlismas and she is here to help you find the books and resources you need.

The Library plays a key role in the cultural and social life of the school. It is a central hub for reading, book groups, accessing information, knowledge building and lively discussion.

If you have any questions or would like to request a book for the Library then please come and see Miss Vlismas in person.


1. Opening Hours

  • Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday:  8:40am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday:  8:00am - 3:30pm


2. Clubs & Activities

Homework Club

Mon: 3:30–4:30pm

Tue: 3:30–4:30pm

Wed: 2:30–4:30pm

Thu: 3:30–4:30pm


The Library is open after school, giving you a quiet place to do homework, access the internet or catch up on some reading. Miss Vlismas is available to help with homework and finding books.


Book Bingo

1 new card each term with 25 challenges

Earn a merit for every book you read by completing challenges on each term’s Book Bingo card. Challenges will change each term and can be completed by students, staff and parents reading at any level. Pick up your card from the Library or print your own from the Curriculum Pool (L:\Library\Book Bingo - Reading Challenges)

e.g. Read a book by an author who is not British or American

e.g. Read a book set in winter

e.g. Read a book with “autumnal” colours on the cover (red, orange, yellow, gold, etc.)


Reading Groups

Various dates

and times

We run reading groups to follow several book awards, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Southampton Favourite Book Award.


Author Visits

Various dates

and times

Throughout the year we arrange visits from different authors. They give talks on their books, creative writing and the process of getting published.



3. GCSEpod

Available at on computers, smartphones and tablets, or on Apple devices via the GCSEpod 2.0 app

Thousands of audio-visual podcasts

Designed to squeeze exactly the right knowledge you need for exam success into short 3-5 minutes chunks

Helps you with learning, homework and revision

Watch the student walk through video here


 4. Other Useful Links

Southampton School Library Service eBook Lending Facility | Our digital library. Logins available from the Library.

Southampton Library Catalogue | Can’t find the book you want in school? See if the city libraries have a copy.

Seneca Learning | The fastest growing homework & revision platform in the UK

Pick from 1000+ KS3, GCSE & A Level courses based on exam board specifications. We’ve condensed the content to what you actually need to know for your exams. Our smart learning algorithms are proven to make you remember topics better. If you get a question wrong, we’ll show you the content again, but in a different format. We’ll even do it at a time when it’s optimal for you to learn it. We’ve also hand-selected the best GIFs and memes on the internet so revision makes you laugh instead of stressed. Sign yourself up for free on the website today.

Book Trailers | Bringing books to life

Writes of Passage | 50 books that will change your life

StoryCraft Videos | Creative writing advice from amazing authors

BBC Radio Solent interview | 11 of our students were interviewed for World Book Day 2015 on BBC Radio Solent 


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