Library Facility – The Sir Michael Parkinson Library
We have a small library which holds just over 3,000 books. These are predominantly fiction but we do have a section for each subject area. It is rewarding to see the Library being used by students and we are building a culture of reading through various initiatives including “must read Monday”. Reading for pleasure has been linked to success in all areas of the curriculum and the Library wishes to support this.
The Library is based in D Block adjoining the Performing Arts studio and the Business classrooms.
We have hosted a number of author visits including:
Chris Bradford (2019/2016)
Curtis Jobling (2018)
Taran Matharu (2018)
Michael Grant (2017)
Matt Dickinson (2017)
We have received financial support for the Library refurbishment from several organisation and would like to thank The Foyle Foundation, The Friends of TWBS, Waitrose, The Prince Philip Trust and Sir Michael Parkinson. Sir Michael officially re-opened the Library on 24 February 2016. We wanted to give the Library an identity and as he was the first to offer financial support, as a former parent and local resident, we felt it only right the name the Library after him.
The Library has been supported by funding from the Foyle Foundation.