“We aim to send all young people into an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”


Welcome to the Clifton School Library.

It is a bright, light and welcoming environment – ideal for study or quiet reading – and is open to all students during both breaks.

The library houses a large range of regularly updated fiction and reading for pleasure is encouraged. We also offer a varied non-fiction collection to support the curriculum and newspapers for keeping up to date with current affairs.

Students at Clifton are automatically enrolled as members of the library on their first day at the school and have full access to the facilities we offer throughout their school journey.  Books can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks and students in Years 7 and 8 will also have an Accelerated Reading lesson in the library with their English teacher. In these lessons, students will be given the opportunity to take an online quiz on the books that they have read and will be rewarded for achieving high scores.

There are 8 computers in the library that can be used before school, during break and at lunch time.  A printer is also available for students to print any school and homework and basic stationery items can be purchased from the library before school each day.

The library noticeboard displays up to date details of extra-curricular clubs and activities across the school and Intervention Mentors are based in the Library after school each day to support students with homework tasks.

A timetable of daily activities is displayed on the noticeboard in the Library.  This includes details of when the computers can be used for playing games and of the after school clubs on offer.

Opening Times

  • 8.15am – 4pm Monday – Thursday
  • 8.15am – 3.15pm Friday

Author & Book of the Week

Moon Juice - Kate Wakeling

Meet Skig, who is meant to be a warrior (but is really more of a worrier). Meet a giddy comet, which skids across the sky with its tail on fire. Put a marvellous new machine in your pocket, which promises to solve all of your life’s problems. These poems are musical, wistful and full of wonder at the weirdness of the world.


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