Light and bright with long views through the building
“I owe my exam success to having theperfect environment in which tostudy. The school library is spacious,calm and stimulating.”Oliver Hudson (Head Boy)
Students in the library look up to the Sixth Form study area
A mix of funky but comfortable seating and formal study areas
“Our library is lush, because loads ofnatural light comes in which is easierwhen you are trying to study. I am in mybig GCSE year and finding study in thelibrary so much easier than studying athome because it is so relaxing.”Emma Whitworth Year 11
Cleverly designed furniture works well with the distinctive architecture
“The space is bright andengaging, encouraging students toenter a positive workingenvironment.”Teacher
“The library is a bright and fun placeto be. Students and teachers arealways welcome and help is at handwhenever you need it.”Mrs Berry (English teacher)
World Book Day 2011 – dissecting owl pellets in the library!
“The library is a great place to catchup on your homework, relax withfriends or lose yourself in a goodbook.”Year 7 student
“I think it is fantastic that thestudents were able to play a keyrole, working with the LibraryManager in the design of St John’slibrary. ”Mr England (D&T Teacher)
Winners of the Students’ ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition to design the graphic end panels and signage
“I like the spacious feel of the library;that everything is spread out and younever feel cramped. Being able to seethe 6th form block above through awindow and the Atrium down belowmakes you feel really part of everythinggoing on.”Emma Whitworth Year 11
“It is a well designed library – nobodyin school can ignore it!”School Library Design Award Judging Panel2011
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