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School Library

Newcomen School Library

The place to be!

At Newcomen Primary School we love to read! Reading is a key life skill and we embrace this at the heart of our learning. All classes feature studied authors and celebrate the diversity of styles.

We have an extremely well stocked, inviting school library with over 6000 fiction and non-fiction books and more than 5000 safe websites in our library catalogue. Children play a key role in the choice of books on offer and are regularly consulted with.

Our library is ever growing and changing with the addition of new books from fundraising and generous donations from our wonderful parents. We sort our fiction books alphabetically and our non-fiction books using the Dewey Decimal Classification System along with a colour coding system for younger visitors.

We like to enrich the reading experience by celebrating special events like World Book Day, National Poetry Day and National Story Telling week.

Opening times

Monday after school 3:00pm 4:30pm – This is a time for parents/carers to enjoy sharing a book with children or help with homework.

Lunchtimes – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Children can borrow a book, share a story with friends or just curl up with a novel. Key stage two pupil librarians are available to help young children with their book selection or will share a story with them.

Newcomen’s R.E.A.D. Award

Newcomen’s R.E.A.D. Award has been established to promote a love of reading and giving the children the opportunity to enjoy a variety of genres and authors, embedding a deep love of books and writing styles. There are 12 awards available – all with a variety of interesting activities to enhance the reading experience.

Pupil Librarians

Our library is supported by the help of our budding librarians who begin to learn the skills of librarianship in Year 4 and continue developing through to Year 6. There is ongoing training by invitation on Wednesday and Thursday nights; this supports the children in their role as pupil librarians.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.