Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School
Prospectus Calendar OFSTED Report



  • Mrs J Lea (Library Manager) jlea@hartfordhigh.co.uk
  • Mrs L Beech (Library Assistant)
  • Mr G Stephens (Library Assistant)


In the library, students have access to a wide range of texts. We are constantly updating our stock to ensure it remains relevant to the curriculum, and to the reading interests of the students.

As well as general fiction and non-fiction the library also has audio books and DVDs of many well-known novels. We aim to provide texts that are accessible to a wide range of reading abilities.

Each student is allowed to borrow six items at a time for a period of two weeks. We encourage students to be responsible for any items they borrow and return them to the library on time, and in good condition. We do not charge for late returns but do expect students to pay (or bring in a replacement) for any items lost or damaged.

View our resources on the online library

Library lessons & accelerated reader

Students in year 7 and 8 will have one of their timetabled English lessons in the library once a fortnight. During library lessons, students will have the opportunity to take part in the Accelerated Reader programme. The programme provides students with a suggested reading range of texts best suited to their ability. Books for the Accelerated programme are arranged by difficulty, making selecting a book quick and easy. Students select and read books that match their individual ability and interest levels and then complete a short online quiz. The quiz assesses general comprehension of the book just read. Accelerated Reader stores the results of this quiz which can be accessed by the staff and students. During Library lessons students will read both independently and with members of staff.

Find out more about Accelerated Reader

Opening times

The Library is open from 8.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday. At break time, the library is open to all students each day. Lunch time openings are restricted to different year groups each day. Students are welcome to visit at lunch time to select books to help with homework, to read for pleasure and to take Accelerated Reader quizzes. They can also use the computers and the chromebooks for school work. After school the library is open for homework club until 4.30pm.

Library lunch time opening

Day Group Activities available
Monday KS4 Reading, revision and homework
Tuesday Year 7 Reading, homework and Accelerated Reader quizzes
Wednesday All Years Board games, reading and homework
Thursday KS3 Reading, homework and Accelerated Reader quizzes
Friday Week 1 All years Silent reading and homework
Friday Week 2 Reading Group Book discussions and book reviews

Homework club

There are two homework clubs available each night until 4:30pm. East homework club is in the library and West club is in W18. Students can use either club on a drop in basis.

Online library

Our online library can be accessed by downloading the free iMLS app or on the Online MLS Library

If you are a student at our school you can log into the online library using your 4 digit library number as your username and your date of birth (ddmmyyyy) as your password. We would recommend that you change your password to protect your account security.

To request your log on details please visit the library or email Mrs Lea jlea@hartfordhigh.co.uk