The Norton Library and Learning Centre is a thriving environment for learning situated in the heart of King’s School.
It is a peaceful but stimulating setting for private 6th Form study, whilst pupils from the junior years can discover, during lessons, a wealth of information to support their academic learning in both book and electronic formats. At King’s we believe that our pupils are entitled to a range and depth of materials appropriate to their personal, social, emotional and intellectual needs. The Library attempts to provide such a range of materials and successfully organise and exploit them, in order to maintain a position at the heart of the King’s learning environment.
The Library stocks a full range of fiction and non-fiction in both traditional print and electronic formats. In addition to approximately 12,000 fiction, non-fiction and reference books, there are periodicals, newspapers, graphic novels, audio books and DVDs. The electronic library is continually developing and we offer a variety of subscription resources for pupils to support their research and learning. These resources not only expand the information available to support the curriculum, but are particularly advantageous for the diverse topics chosen by the 3rd Form for PQ1 and the 6th Form for EPQ.
Pupils take their work seriously. They come to lessons expecting to work hard and quickly focus on the given tasks. They are attentive, demonstrating a clear desire to succeed.
ISI Report, 2012
Pupils at King’s are able to participate in numerous Library activities and the Reading Picnic, a lunchtime reading group, is a firm favourite for keen readers. We also support and participate in a variety of activities and events throughout the year. Some, such as World Book Day, National Poetry Day and hosting visiting authors are associated with traditional library and reading activities, whilst others such as British Science Week and Holocaust Memorial Day support wider curriculum and learning initiatives.