The Library

Summer challenge

Take part in the summer reading challenge for a chance to win a prize

Collect a bingo card from the library or Mr Horton. Fill in a book review for each book, to be in with a chance to win.

Please click here to access the accelerated reader programme at Four Dwellings Academy

Reading a book that isn’t a library book? Check the level on Accelerated Reader.

The library is open from 8:15 am to 2:00 pm every school day, and is staffed by a Librarian.

The main aim of the library is to support literacy across the curriculum and reading for pleasure. Students may borrow two books at any one time. These books are loaned for a period of two weeks and should either be returned or renewed no later than the last date stamped onto the date label found on the title page. Students with overdue books will not be able to borrow anymore books until they are returned. Once the book has been issued to a user it becomes their responsibility both inside and outside of school. 


The library currently holds over 9000 books, 13 computers to be used for research and homework, a range of educational magazines, and 2 daily newspapers. Printed resources are selected by factors such as suitability for age and ability. High impact books for reluctant readers are regularly added. Stock selection aims to be dynamic in its approach, and a suggestion book encourages users to request books to be purchased that interest them. KS4 Students are also encouraged to read books from the staff library. 

Books on issues such as adolescence, growing up, dealing with emotions, healthy eating, etc are readily available. 


Recommended Reading

Year 7 Recommended Reading

Year 8 Recommended Reading

Year 9 Recommended Reading

KS4 Recommended Reading


Internet Links


World Book Day

An annual day of community book events and activities.

Teenage Reads

Goodreads- Meet your next favourite book. Plenty of recommendations on this website. Link:

 Book Trust

Booktrust inspires everyone to enjoy books, reading and writing and the lifelong benefits that they bring. Their aim is to build a literate, connected and creative society. includes a great section of booklists by topic/genre.

Roald Dahl

Excellent website based aound the work of Roald Dahl. Try out the Wonkalator!

Wimpy Kid Club

Loads of fun things to do connected to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books – including downloading masks!

What comes next?

Children’s and teens book sequels. Find out the right order of any book series. Includes links to author websites.

Guardian Kids’

Read the latest teen and YA book news, interviews, competitions and discussions.