Clacton County High School Library

Our library at CCHS offers a bright and open area for quiet study and reading and can provide a welcoming and peaceful retreat from the bustle and stress of school life for everyone.
Clacton County High School LibraryWorking alongside the school faculties we aim to further complement and enhance your child’s education with an extensive and varied collection of fiction and non-fiction texts and resources. With nearly 13,000 books and more being added regularly, whether it is research for completing homework, personal interest or reading for enjoyment, we are confident that we can provide material to suit all tastes, interests and abilities.

Clacton County High School LibraryAt CCHS, we recognise that reading and improved literacy can greatly benefit our students across other areas of the curriculum and our librarian is always available to provide help and guidance on reading choices.
We encourage our students to widen their experience of reading from the very start, but with such a wide choice of books available, it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin.

To help, a selected recommendation list is available to download here; All the listed titles are available to borrow from the library.

CCHS Library OnlineStudents are also able to access the library catalogue online via the web-link on the leftand on the side button bar of the homepage. Here they can read reviews, search for resources and reserve titles before collecting them from the library.
The library is not restricted to books alone. We subscribe to a range of magazines (both educational and general interest), daily national and local newspapers and online article resources. Computers are available for student use.

For those students who perhaps need a little help with their reading, the school’s successful Accelerated Reader programme is run by the librarian.

The library is an open resource for students to take advantage of during their lunch and break times, while teachers are free to choose the library as an alternative venue for their classes where easy access to books and computers would be beneficial to the lesson. Teachers will also utilise the resources available for their lessons on a ‘borrowing’ basis.

All students automatically become members of our library community on entry to the school – the rest is up to them!