As an Academy, we are passionate about the power of the written word and the importance of reading to enrich our lives. Literacy is a key element of learning and is used in every subject within education. Furthermore, literacy is an important aspect in everyday life, whether reading fiction for pleasure, text books, newspapers, instruction manuals – the list goes on…


Our luxurious library has recently been stylishly updated with additional shelving and comfortable seating to relax your body while you stimulate your mind through reading. Our stock of books is growing exponentially providing a wider choice of genres suitable for all year groups and abilities. There are always at least two student librarians on duty to help students find the right book for them.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an exciting new reading programme for KS3 which has been recently introduced to Year 7 and 8. After reading each book, students sit a fun computer generated quiz which gives them the opportunity to gather points and win prizes. Competitions run between classes and between individual students. As part of the programme, every book in the library is labelled with its reading level and age group suitability, making books far more accessible and therefore enjoyable for every individual reader.


Well stocked magazine racks are placed around the school in the main lunch areas in order to give students a chance to read, discuss and debate during their lunch break. Students have been involved in the choices of magazine subscriptions to ensure there is something of interest for everyone. We encourage students to read the magazines and complete the puzzles if they wish, we simply ask that students return the magazine to the rack at the end of their break so that it is available for others during the next available free time.

ELZ Daily Access

Before School
8:15 – 8:30 Print out homework only
After School
Closed Monday
15:00 – 16:00 Tuesday – Homework Club
15:20 – 16:00 Wednesday – Homework Club / Progress Club
15:00 – 16:00 Thursday – Homework Club / Mathematics Revision (by invite only)
15:00 – 15:30 Friday – Homework Club

Library Daily Access

The library is available for reading, borrowing and returning books every day at the following times.

Before School (Exchanging Books only)
8:15 – 8:30 Monday – Friday
Break Time (Exchanging Books only)
11:00 – 11:15 Monday – Friday
Lunch Time (Reading only – stamp required)
12:00 – 13:00 Monday – Friday
After School
15:00 – 15:15 Monday
15:00 – 16:00* Tuesday – Friday (*15:30 close on Friday)