Library and reading at TCA

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Click here to learn about our digital library where you can access eBooks and audio books anytime, anywhere!

The library is an incredibly popular and well-used space which provides a vibrant and welcoming learning environment for students and staff with reading for pleasure at the heart of everything.

Current Opening Times

Monday  8.50am-2.55pm

Tuesday  8.50am-4.00pm

Wednesday  8.50am-2.55pm

Thursday  8.50am-2.55pm

Friday  8.50am-2.55pm

Resources and Facilities

Students and staff are automatically members of the library. Books can be borrowed for two weeks and can be renewed at any time at the information desk.

Resources include a wide range of the latest fiction and non-fiction books, computers, laptops, the careers library and reference materials.

Study space is available for individual and group work, along with computer access to enable students to carry out research or complete their homework. Comfy chairs are also available for quiet reading.

Colourful, stimulating and continuously changing displays advertise library resources, clubs, events and information.

Clubs and Activities

  • Tuesday: After School Year 7 Book Club

  • Friday: Lunch time Year 8 Carnegie Medal Shadowing

The Redhill Academy Trust Book Award

The Redhill Academy Trust Book Award is voted for by students in Years 7 and 8 in all our academies in the Redhill Trust.  Lucy Powrie's The Paper and Hearts Society won in the first year.




We are now in the second year of these awards and our overall winner is Nicola Penfold with Where the World Turns Wild.


Accelerated Reader

Year 7 and 8 students participate in the Accelerated Reader programme which encourages and challenges them to read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Personalised reading targets are set after an initial reading test and then students read their books and take online quizzes.  Prizes are awarded to students who meet their targets and students work in house teams to win rewards during their lessons. Students also aim to become an Accelerated Reader Millionaire.



Quizzes can be taken at home by accessing the following link: Accelerated Reader 


Bookbuzz is a reading programme run by BookTrust and supported by children's book publishers. We take part in this every year with our Year 7 students in September as part of their induction to the Library. The aim of Bookbuzz is to inspire a love of reading in our students through engagement with varied and high-quality books - they are able to choose a book wich they can then keep.

During 2019 we were chosen to be part of the Bookbuzz promotional film and spent a day with a film crew talking about the books that were part of the 2019-2020 programme.


Here are some links to some fabulous book related websites: