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Fairfield High School library (Learning Resource Centre)

Term 5 in the Library 

Book Club

Book club are voracious readers indeed. This term we have read:

A Good Day for Climbing Trees by Jaco Jacob, Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson and Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan.

Our next read…

When five students turn up for detention and only four leave, the remaining four become murder suspects. For our next read we will be tackling the crime/thriller One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus.

New members are always welcome – we meet on Wednesday at lunch time.

If you would like to join us as we shadow the Carnegie 2019 shortlist, please come to the library during Wednesday lunchtime

Art Club

This term our students have continued to explore colour, typography and painting in watercolours.

Reading Incentives

Fantasy reading challenge

This time we entered the world of fantasy – think dragons, witches, made-up lands, magical beasts and yes, Harry Potter.  

And the winners are:

Good luck Year 11

We would like to wish our Year 11 every success as they sit their GCSE exams.

The library is open from 8am until 4.30pm where you can revise or relax with an excellent choice of books. Like these…

FHS Library Reading List - see attachment below:

We’ve put together a list of great books for you to read, with old favourites as well as new releases. We’ve come up with a specific list for older readers because the stories explore young adult themes but all students can borrow these titles. Come and chat to us if you want to know more about these books – we’ve read them all!

General Library Info...

Accelerated Reader:

Year 7 and 8 students take part in the Accelerated Reader programme. 

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a software tool used for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. It is proven to raise literacy standards for students of all ages and abilities by motivating students to read more, suitably challenging books.

Students select a book at their individual level, read it at their own pace then take a short quiz to assess how well they have understood it. Feedback based on quiz results helps teachers and librarians to guide each student, to set targets and to direct on-going reading practice.

Accelerated Reader has more than 32,000 quizzes on fiction and non-fiction literature from over 300 publishers.

There are usually 5, 10 or 20 questions in a Reading Practice quiz depending on the length and complexity of the book. Approximately 200 new reading practice quizzes are added to the programme every month.

If you would like to check whether there is an Accelerated Reader quiz before choosing your next book, go to

A big thank you

…to our parent volunteers who given up their time to listen to Year 7 and Year 8 students during library lessons. Reading aloud is hugely important to students who are still developing their reading practice. Thank you!

Opening Times:

The library is open from 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday



We have more than 7000 books comprising a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and reference titles.


We get the daily i newspaper in the Library.


We have 17 computers available for students to check emails, complete homework and carry out research during homework club, break and lunchtimes.

Displays and activities

Colourful displays on a range of topical issues are regularly updated to encourage students’ interest and participation.  Books and resources on current homework topics are displayed in a dedicated area of the library.

From time to time we have visits from authors and illustrators, who talk about their work or run workshops with our students.


A printer is available in the library for students’ use.

Stationery shop

The library has a small shop selling stationery, calculators and memory sticks.

And there's our usual activities...

Our weekly activities include a comic book drawing club and a creative writing club. Our Homework Club runs before and after school each day (except Fridays after school) where help is at hand for all. The library is a great place to work on home-learning projects, with dedicated book collections and reading lists.


We receive free books for every book ordered, please click here for more details or to place an order.

  1. Fairfield High School reading list Summer 18

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge