Welcome to the Warren School Library web page. My name is Mr Davis I am the schools librarian. As well as being an avid reader, I am a practising artist; my studio is based in Chadwell Heath.
I took over management of the school library in 2019 and have since then rejuvenated the library space into a cross disciplinary learning hub where students will have the opportunity to learn about their subjects through art and image in the newly established Warren Gallery; a new show space and research area on the mezzanine level of the library, where a monthly rotation of curated exhibitions based on different subjects will be on display.
During lesson time we have large groups of students with subject tutors, small groups with teaching staff, one to one tutoring and students who are given permission to work on their own in the Library. We have a collection of around 10000 books from Classic Literature to Manga graphic novels the library is ever growing; I actively encourage students to make book recommendations so that our library can flourish with diversity.
Most of our books are part of the Accelerated Reader initiative, this is a quiz based reading challenge where year 7 students compete with each other as a form class, to achieve the most points and win rewards. Every Reading Practice Quiz has a point value assigned to it based on the book level and the word count of the book (the book’s difficulty and length) this helps encourage and make reading fun!
The library has renewed its library system to Accessit software. This is accessible to the students via the Accessit phone app. Students can take part in and upload reviews of books for other students to see; they also have a full searchable catalogue of every book in the library as well as a link to Project Gutenberg an online database of free ebooks.
The library is open 8:55am – 4:20pm We have eight computers in the library, homework club afterschool on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.