King's Bruton

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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

Our Library and Learning Centre has a threefold function:

  1. Study & Stillness
    A wonderfully calm and focused environment for pupils and staff to come and study in. A place that is welcoming and open for use as much as is possible. The Library is open Monday to Friday 8am-6:45pm (5:45-6:45pm is for the Sixth Form only) and on Saturdays 8-12am.
  2. Support
    A centre that is there to help support and meet the teaching and learning needs of the school, teachers, departments and above all the pupils. 
  3. Resources
    ​A place to store and catalogue resources that can be borrowed. Alongside this, a service to find and acquire the books and resources that pupils and staff need, both for their studies and recreation.

Contact Library Staff

Mr Mike Keogh; 01749 814219

Library Assistant
Mrs Emma Thwaites; 01749 814220

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