Radnor House Library is the hub of the school and we have an extremely strong reading culture that is embraced throughout all subjects. We aim to instil a lifelong love of reading in all our pupils
The Library and Learning Resource Centre are open from 8am until 5pm daily, providing a welcoming, supportive environment for pupils to read and study. Pupils use the Library and LRC during breaks and lunchtimes to exchange books, browse the extensive book stock, research school projects and complete homework.
We also have laptops and iPads available to support pupils in their library studies.
The library benefits from having a fantastic selection of new and current fiction books arriving regularly. We also have a well stocked non-fiction section to support fact-finding and project research.
Our pupils are encouraged to suggest any book titles which are suitable for the school library to stock.
Library Management System
Our extensive library catalogue is accessible online via Eclipse.net library management system, this is available at school and at home on any device, PC, Laptop, or a free mobile app. Pupils can browse the catalogue, review recommendations and new titles in the library, reserve books and even write book reviews. The LMS also provides links to validated educational websites for research and homework topics.
We have a wealth of On-Line Resources available for pupils in school and at home, please refer to the Learning Resource Centre page for details.
Radnor House also runs the Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader reading scheme for pupils in Years 5 to 8. This is online testing, monitoring but also motivation scheme to continually assess pupils' reading progress.
Cilip Carnegie Award Shadowing Group
We run a Carnegie Award Shadowing Scheme every year, with a cross-section of pupils from Year 6 through to Year 10 participating in reading the eight shortlisted books and meeting weekly for croissants and hot chocolate in the Library.
The Library is used for weekly library lessons which are timetabled in for Years 5 through to Year 9. During these lessons, pupils participate in group reading sessions, and one to one reading with teachers. Time is spent ensuring that all pupils have a reading book that is appropriately challenging and enjoyable for the pupil to read. Progress is monitored via our in-house Reading Passport Scheme for Years 7 and 8, where the pupils are encouraged to read across genres and complete linked writing tasks.