Access the school library at library.wheatleypark.org
Also available through the Student Pages are a variety of online resources. Look out particularly for the Science Resource Centre which covers Science in its widest sense and the Philip Allan Reviews. We subscribe to the Issues Series and many other resources can be accessed via your Public Library website using your Library card.
The Librarian is Mr Ansell. He is a member of the Oxfordshire Book Award steering committee and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). He also loves reading and knows a lot about not only books, but also graphic novels and manga.
He also may (or may not) have been on a space shuttle, trained in three martial arts and joined a Nepalese dance party on top of a mountain.
Library lessons for Years 7 and 8 are held daily in the library to promote reading and showcase a wide range of books. Mr Ansell can help any student find a book appropriate for their level and interests so do please ask; he likes a challenge!
The Library is also open at break and lunchtime. Various activities are organised such as Book club and Chess club. Look out for posters about the days when these are running. Homework Club is available after school Monday to Thursday from 3-4 for anyone who needs a little help, or just some space to get on with their work.
Occasional special events have seen participation in the Guinness World Record attempt for creative writing, a number of debates for all years in the school and outside speakers. This year, World Book Day is on the 3rd of March and will see some dress up, some challenges and another Guinness World Record attempt.
With the help of the Friends of Wheatley Park School we have been able to have authors to visit to talk about their work and sign copies of their books. We look forward to having more, so stay posted.
For many years Wheatley Park has entered a team of Year 7s and Year 8s in the Oxfordshire heat of the Kids Lit Quiz. In 2009 a team of Year 8 boys won the Oxfordshire heat, won the UK final 4 days later and went on to the World Final in Edinburgh in August 2010.
The library has a number of resources to help with your learning and research, both in hard copy and online. We subscribe to a number of daily newspapers and several educational review publications, including Philip Allan Reviews and the Issues series. You can see what the library has to offer here.