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The Library is open at 8.30 every morning and remains open for one hour after school Monday to Thursday. Students can make use of this quiet atmosphere to work on coursework, homework or other research.


The Library contains a variety of fiction and non-fiction books, a selection of magazines and a reference section, all geared towards reflecting both the curricular and non-curricular needs of the school community. Other facilities include a stationery shop, talking book collection, as well as computers for students to use throughout the day.  Annexed to the Library is a suite of computers and an interactive whiteboard.

Parents:  Looking for books to suggest for your child?

Students: Need ideas for what to read next?

Click on this link to visit the BOOKFINDER, created by the BookTrust

BookTrust is a charity dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and Bookfinder consists of 13 genres from which to choose.  Within each genre there are several books; most of them are available in our school library and in the top right corner, the age group can be changed as well.  New books are always being added; students should fee free to make requests if they can’t find the book they are looking for.

Complete Issues HWS now has an on-site license to Complete Issues, allowing students access to up-to-date articles, statistics, opinions and contacts. To Login, username: HWSresearch password: thevoice. This website includes issues of Essential Articles, Fact Files and Key Organisations also found on the shelves.

Magazines: We have a wide range of magazines available in the Library including BBC Wildlife, Four Four Two, National Geographic Kids, Top Gear, GamesTM, Shout, Horrible Histories and How It Works which includes contributions from the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, DK Books and NASA.

We also subscribe to the iPaper.

Swindon Youth Festival of Literature 2022
Please find attached below further information for the SYFL event this year.