Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy


The Importance of Reading

Reading boosts imagination and creativity, is essential for success, and gives us a better understanding of the world around us.  The more you read, the more you understand.

How to Borrow a Book

Borrowing a book from the library is easy.  Just come along to the library at morning break or lunch break.  Select a book from our well-stocked shelves.  Ask for help from the School Librarian if you need help choosing.  A team of School Librarians will always be on hand to help as well.  Take your book to the counter and it will be issued to you for two weeks.  The date it is due back will be stamped inside the book.  You can take out up to two books.

 You will also be given a Book Review Bookmark to complete and return with the book, together with a Library Reward Card which will be stamped every time you return a book.  When you have read six books from the library and completed the Book Review Bookmark for each one you will be asked to attend a Rewards Lunch.


Library Opening Times

Morning Break 11.00am - 11.20am
Lunch Break 1.20pm - 1.55pm



Library Shop

Stationary items are available to buy in the library shop.  Here are just some of the items available.  More items are being added.

Blue, Green, Black, Red Biros £0.25 each
Gel Pens £0.35 each
Pencils £0.10 each
Pencil Sharpeners £0.60 each
4 Colour Pens £1.30 each
Maths Sets £2.00 each
Pencil Cases £1.00 to £2.00 each
Glue Sticks £0.70 each
Record Cards £0.50 each
Ring Binders £1.20 each
Correction Pens £1.20 each
Notebooks £1.00 to £2.00 each
6" Rulers £0.20 each
Folding Rulers £1.00 each
Highlighters £1.20 (4 pack)
Fineliner Pens £0.30 each


Recommended Reads

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels.

But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get.

Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD.

To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began . . .



It only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

The greatest love story ever told doesn't feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy cliches. Oh, and zombies... 

Bad boys turned good, kisses in the rain, climbing through bedroom windows... It only happens in the movies. 

When Audrey meets Harry, it’s the start of a truly cinematic romance – or is it?

Audrey knows that Harry is every movie cliché rolled into one. But she still chooses to let him into her heart...

YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.


Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare.

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare's newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions...
Making things even more complicated, Julian's brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters' help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn't recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare's Dark Artifices series.