The Library & Accelerated Reader

The SHS Learning Resource Centre is your go to place for all things book related! It is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm.

Students can be found in the library before school catching up on class work, choosing books to read, using our computers and ipads or revising with friends. The Library is open at morning break for all year groups and for KS3 and KS4 students at their lunch breaks – it is a great place to catch up on homework, chill out and find some great books to read!

The library is committed to promoting reading, supporting reader development and encouraging learning amongst all students with high quality information resource; there are desk top computers, ipads and laptops available for students to use as well as a vast range of fiction and non-fiction books to choose from.


  •  Pleasant reading and learning environment for independent study or small groups and classes
  •  Accelerated Reader Library section with levelled books to support students with their reading or improve their reading potential.
  •  Reading rewards, certificates and competitions
  •  Revision guides, dictionaries and encyclopaedias  to support learning and reading
  • Computers, ipads and laptops with internet access.
  • Homework Support
  • Library Events

Book Loans

Students can borrow 2 books for 2 weeks.

Books are to be returned directly to the librarian or renewed if not finished with.

Email  reminder alerts and letters home are sent regarding overdue books to remind you to bring them back.


Accelerated Reader

Stretford High School runs Accelerated Reader, a reading programme that encourages students to improve their reading ages and promotes reading for pleasure. English lesson time is also used to visit the library once a week for students to take part in the Accelerated Reader programme. English teachers will also set a reading homework once a week as part of the Accelerated Reader programme.  There are loads of books to choose from in the library, then students can take quizzes on the books they have read to compete against themselves, or others in the year group. Competitions include:

  • Aim TO GET 100% on Accelerated Reader Quizzes
  • Become the Best Borrower and Fact Finder
  • Aim to be a Star  Reader



‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’ – Dr. Seuss