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The library has a range of resources available to all students and staff.

It is open from 8.30 am – 3.30pm including break and lunch.

Students can borrow books, use the laptops, study and read.

Accelerated Reading Programme

The Accelerated Reading Programme aims to encourage independent reading. Student progress is closely monitored and guidance and encouragement provided where needed. The Accelerated Reading Programme helps to raise literacy standards as well as improving students written work.

 Students select a book of their choice, take an on line quiz  and get immediate results  Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.

We have an Accelerated Reader challenge, which runs all year and the winning class receives a trophy and there are individual recognition rewards for students

Recommended Reads 

 KS3 Recommended Reading list

Both websites have a great selection of recommendations.


Scholastic Book Club

The library also hosts a Book Club run by Mrs Peace. Each term the library gives students the chance to buy books by their favourite authors from a company called Scholastic.

Scholastic offer hundreds of  books at fantastic discounts. From wonderfully loved classics to the latest bestsellers. 

The following link will take you to their website where you can order by debit/credit cards.

Scholastic - The Thomas Aveling School Book Club

Alternatively if paying by cash/cheque, (payable to The Thomas Aveling School) students can bring their complete order forms to school and pay to the finance office during break time.