The KIC Centre was opened in June 2006. It is spacious, well designed and an important resource for the whole school. Its aims are to provide a wide range of materials that match the needs of National Curriculum, promote reading for pleasure and fully support teaching and learning throughout the school.

Opening times

Monday – Friday

8:15am – 4:30pm

Student use of the KIC Centre

Students may use the library before school, at break and lunchtimes and help with homework is offered after school. Students can also work in the library for research during lessons providing they have a written permission from their teacher. Teachers may also book the library for their lessons. Resource borrowing is via the thumbprint scanner linked to registration.

Students have the opportunity to join the Year 7 Reading Group and the Southern Schools Book Award reading group.

The library invites prominent young peoples’ authors in for talks and creative writing workshops on a regular basis.

It’s a great place to be!


  • Total Resources  29500
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • eBooks
  • DVDs
  • Electronic Information
  • Newspapers
  • Journals
  • Television News Channels

There is a current Recommended Reading booklet to help students select the best titles along with access to Overdrive the library’s collection of eBooks. Story time, competitions, films and newsletters are regular features of the library. There is also a comprehensive range of stationery items for sale.