There is considerable ICT investment at Holmewood but it is vital in the modern world to keep the correct balance between ICT and more traditional methods of learning. We therefore maintain a large Library and stress the importance of reading across the curriculum. Children in Years 3-6 have a Library period each week with their Form or English teachers, as well as using the Library independently. They are encouraged to read a wide range of books for enjoyment and for research.
The Library provides a comfortable environment in which to enjoy books, magazines and newspapers. The fiction section is well-stocked with a wide range of contemporary and classic fiction, and the non-fiction section caters for all subject areas as well as recreational topics. Magazines include First News, The Week Junior, National Geographic for Kids, Aquila, The Cricketer, and Rugby World.
From Year 5, children may register their fingerprint template on the system, to facilitate self-issuing.
The full-time Librarian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the School Library Association and the Chartered Institute for IT. Volunteer pupil librarians may help sort, tidy, and shelve books, as well as preparing new books for the shelves.
"Pupils of all ages display excellent communication skills. They are attentive listeners, confident speakers and accomplished writers from the EYFS onwards. "
ISI Inspection Report 2017