The library is situated in the midst of the English Department within school. It is run by Mrs. Jackson our Library Manager. The shelves are well stocked with both fiction and non-fiction books and we have around 12,000 books!  

Students are able to recommend titles for new books which we are then happy to purchase; recently, we spent over £2,000 on student recommendations. The library also runs many competitions for students throughout the school year. Our displays are topical and up to date. We have a full suite of computers and Ipads for use in and out of lessons.  Our opening times are 8am- 3.30pm. 

All students in year 7,8 and 9 follow the Accelerated Reading programme which is coordinated by Mrs Bolton head of English. Students are tested four times a year in order to generate their reading age. Parents will receive a letter to inform of this. The expectation is that students read and quiz on their book in order to meet a points target. 

If you have any concerns about your child’s reading/literacy, please contact Mrs Jackson via email at pjackson@fgs.derbyshire.sch.uk.