The Academy has a library on each site, both well-stocked with resources to support students in their studies and reading for pleasure. Students are given the opportunity to use the library during Literacy and English. Students may borrow books to read at home and, at Bede North, may use the library as a resource at break and lunch times. Library and Information Services

The Library at Bede North stocks a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, including classic texts and a separate Sixth Form fiction collection. There is access to a range of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and online journals, all carefully chosen to support the curriculum, as well as a suite of computers for independent research and homework.

Accelerated Reader Programme
Students in Years 5, 6 & 7 take part in the Accelerated Reader programme which is designed to increase reading comprehension and promote reading for pleasure. The programme works to identify a students’ current reading level and guides them to a range of books which will help develop their vocabulary and comprehension. We are continually adding to the stock of books; with students being encouraged to recommend titles they would like to read.

Ask a Question!

At Bede North we have a full time Librarian. If you have a question that needs an answer, do not hesitate to ask the Librarian or her team of Student Librarians. They are well trained and highly skilled at pointing you in the right direction to find the answer you are looking for.

Mrs Watson's Virtual Library

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Yr 7 & 8 reading list

Year 9 Recommended Reads

Year 10 and 11 Recommended Reads

Books to lose yourself in this festive period.