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02/08/22

Retweetd From CheamSuttonRotary

We are accepting entries to Rotary's Young Environmentalist Competition. Youngsters between 7 - 17 years of age can enter. The theme for this year's competition is BIODIVERSITY. Contact us for more info and the info pack: environment.com https://t.co/WUAzHFZz5n

26/07/22

Have a great summer!

24/07/22

Photos from our brilliant Sports Day can be viewed here: https://t.co/alr09Jz2r4 https://t.co/dGBnauuJnO

22/07/22

Retweetd From Miss Spencer

Another year down…what a year! Segment from newsletter - looking forward to September’s new challenges! https://t.co/Gxmu98xvN4

22/07/22

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Harris Academy Sutton joins the top 7 schools for MemRi usage on this year, their students also earned the school a further Bronze award by answering over 676k questions. Well done https://t.co/3TKCpwdFkW

22/07/22

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

The annual Year Group photo! ! The Year Group have had a fantastic year. I’m very lucky to get to work with such a wonderful bunch of students. Have a great summer and I’ll see you back in September for Year 10! https://t.co/0MjTbqaIDm

22/07/22

Our 'new look' newsletter, produced by our new Media Officer Miss Jones, has now been published on our website: https://t.co/BZXFtiisec https://t.co/B5QSq4Hkrn

15/07/22

A few photos from today’s Year 8 trip to Hampton Court Palace. https://t.co/CmRC3VSVGa

14/07/22

Year 9 enjoying their brilliant STEM workshop today. https://t.co/wY8zfCgI7t

14/07/22

A few photos from Year 7’s trip to The Observatory Science Centre on Tuesday. https://t.co/VpXhf7vaAA

13/07/22

A few pictures of today’s Year 8 trip to Birdworld. 🦜🦤🦢 More photos of all our recent trips and events will be shared at the end of term. https://t.co/hG7mdwJN7P

13/07/22

On Tuesday Year 8 students learnt about gender inequality, racial implicit bias, LGBTQ+ discrimination and ableism - students were tasked to see how they could empathise more with those who are not able bodied. https://t.co/3pqdOtbKUg

12/07/22

Year 8 had an exciting day yesterday coming up with innovative ideas and pitching their recycled products for the Air Products Challenge! https://t.co/brDu0szKz0

12/07/22

Yesterday Year 9 S and U houses braved the heat and headed to the British Museum. Students were so excited to experience the Benin Bronzes in person after studying them earlier in the year in art. https://t.co/mHIrJs9OLa

11/07/22

Sorry I missed this. Did you receive a letter today with the trip information you need? Let me know if you need anything else.

11/07/22

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A plea: A STEM challenge Year 9s are doing on Thursday requires lots of newspapers. If you have any you would like to donate for this, please could your son/daughter bring them to the HOY office. Everything will be recycled at the end of the day. Thanks!

10/07/22

Information about a summer sustainability camp that’s taking place in HASU’s food tech room over the summer holidays. https://t.co/xxDUXSvetB https://t.co/2da4192CgR

10/07/22

We have an exciting IID Week coming up at Harris Academy Sutton. Year 10 are on work experience all week. Year 7, 8 and 9 have a variety of trips, workshops and experiences. Lots to look forward to. https://t.co/lY0cTFEeXT

09/07/22

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Incredibly proud of all of the students that took part in ’s first ever musical, Matilda. You were all absolutely fantastic! Such a fun couple of evenings, and a great rehearsal process too. Looking forward to the next one already! https://t.co/xmwarr7tZ0

09/07/22

Retweetd From Liam Duffy

A huge great thank you to the most amazing students at for their performance of Matilda tonight. The standing ovation was richly deserved 👏👏👏👏👏 Big thanks too to the staff members who provided such amazing guidance and support. You gave us a great night out https://t.co/Ufc6ZECK4L

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Our Library

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
Albert Einstein

Our beautiful Library takes centre stage in the heart of the Academy, open to all students throughout the day as a space to read, work, access IT, browse and borrow books and engage with our fabulous Librarian Ms Lock. Our Lord Harris Reading Room provides a comfortable, tranquil space for students who wish to focus on their reading.

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Library Collage


The Library

Our Library is located in the centre of the building, just off the main atrium and isHarrisAcademyPromotionalShoot0222 7209 accessible to students throughout the day. The Library houses our wide and growing collection of texts, and includes:

  • Library reception, manned either by our Librarian or student Librarians, from where students can borrow and return books
  • The Library displays, sharing up to date reading recommendations, Library competitions, and more
  • Seating and tables at which to read or study
  • A suite of computers at which students can complete homework tasks or other study

The Library is open to students at all times outside of lessons:

Before School

8.00am – 8.25am

(8.15am – 8.25am on Mondays)

Break

10.30am - 10.55am

Lunch

12.55pm – 1.45pm

After School:

3.15pm – 4.20pm


The Lord Harris Reading Room (LHRR)RR1

For students seeking a comfortable, tranquil and relaxing space in which they can read uninterrupted, attached to the Library is our Lord Harris Reading Room. This facility was officially opened by Lord Harris of Peckham in May 2022. The LHRR houses additional texts, three computers for silent research and a plethora of comfy seating. The LHRR is a silent space, monitored closely by our Student Librarians and Prefects.

 


Our Collection

Our Library collection is arranged A-Z by the author's last name if Fiction or by Dewey number if non- fiction.

Books are categorised into:

  • Fiction/Young Adult Fiction /LGBTQ+ 
  • Speed Reads – Shorter fiction 
  • Classic and Challenging Fiction 
  • Poetry 
  • Graphic Novels & Manga 
  • Non–Fiction 
  • New Books

The Librarian also maintains a rolling set of 'featured books' shelves, containing curated sets of books as part of specific themes, competitions or celebrations. 

Shelves


Borrowing Books

The rules for borrowing books are:

  • You can borrow up to three books at a time
  • You can borrow Fiction and Non- Fiction for two weeks
  • You can borrow Manga & Graphic Novels for one week
  • Loans can be extended by request.

The Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue can be accessed via the Student portal (link), accessible to all students using their Office365 (@hfed.net) logins.

The Catalogue allows students to search through our collection, access detailed information on our texts, receive recommendations based on their interests and reserve books. Students an also view their borrowing history to help them track their reading over time.

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Students are also encouraged to submit book reviews to our Librarian. Reviewers will be rewarded with Merits!

Library reviewing


Our LibrarianLibrarian

Our wonderful Librarian at HASU is Miss Lock. Having worked with books for 15 years, at Waterstones, Foyles, a small independent bookshop and a previous school library, Miss Lock is a fantastically knowledgeable resource for our students. She promises to Lock students in as readers for life, and guarantees that she can find any student, even those who claim they ‘don’t like reading’, a book they’ll love.

 

 


Library Social Media and Competitions

The HASU Library Twitter account can be found here. Through this account, the Library team share all kinds of updates and news.

At least each term, and as part of whole school celebrations and events, the Library organises and runs a wide range of competitions, aimed at encouraging a love of reading across the school and celebrating readers. Competitions are shared widely on the Library’s Twitter account.

Some past competitions can be seen below.

Reading Challenges


Library Lessons

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) regular Library lessons ensure that all students feel comfortable within the Library and have access to its many resources. These lessons also give students an opportunity to borrow a new book should they have not done so recently, or ask Miss Lock for her expert advice. These sessions are run jointly between the English team and our Librarian.

For all students, their first Library lesson is a full induction into the Library, introducing them to the expectations, offer and catalogue, and giving them an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the collection.


For more information about the Academy’s Literacy provision, please see our Literacy page (here) and Literacy Policy which can be found in the Teaching & learning policies area.