We offer an extensive range of resources to support the curriculum and inspire a love of reading.  


The Clifton High School libraries facilitate all pupils to access information and ideas, supporting intellectual enquiry whilst encouraging and developing an independent approach to learning.  

It is within the Junior and Senior School libraries that pupils gain a true perspective of what our School values stand for. As we promote 'Curiosity, Empathy, Love and Direction' in School, they, in turn, discover these qualities within the pages of a book as they pursue knowledge, exercise imagination and gain a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Both the Junior and Senior School library environments are warm and welcoming, offering a safe space for pupils to relax and read for pleasure as well as as study and research. The walls of the libraries may be filled with books to inspire and engage, yet our dedicated team of Librarians also seek to offer an exciting and varied programme of events that include clubs, in person and virtual author visits that have included BAFTA winning actor and CBBC favourite, Joseph Elliott and local author J.M. Joseph, storytellers, competitions and World Book Day activities, Dress Up parades and book fairs.

Three dedicated members of our Clifton High School Library Team; a professional Chartered Librarian with over 20 years experience working in International, top UK Independent and Local State Primary Schools,  a trainee post graduate Librarian and a Library Assistant with over 10 years library experience, support the teaching and learning of the School as well as overseeing the Senior and Junior Libraries.


All pupils at Clifton High School have access to the online catalogue, 'Reading Cloud' where they can check their loans, search for books, write reviews, catch up with the latest library news, and reserve books. The catalogue can be accessed at School, and at home.

Junior School Library

The Junior School Library is central to Wood’s House and lined with bookcases overflowing with fiction, non-fiction, comics, and magazines for our Infant and Junior School pupils to enjoy. It has a home from home approach to offering a relaxed and cosy environment for pupils to settle down with a good book, graphic novel or the Beano, staffed by our team of enthusiastic Librarians. 

Our Junior School Library offers:

  • The Hive to Year 4 at least one Library lesson a fortnight where they read and select new books, listen to a story read by one of the Library staff or engage in book related activities 
  • Our Junior School pupils the option to enjoy our Library at lunchtime
  • Year 1 and 2 After-School Bookworms where they listen to stories or particpate in fun book-themed activities
  • Year 3 and 4 After-School Book Club
Senior SCHOOL Library

The Senior School Library is open from 8.00am in the morning, breaktimes, lunchtimes and after school for Homework Room until 6.00pm.

Whilst it contains over 8,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, graphic novels, an E-book library, which includes audiobooks, online databases and journals, it also has offers student computers and a WiFi enabled screen for presentations. 

The Senior School library provides:

  • Year 5 and 6 fortnight Librarian-led library information skills lessons that enhances their love of reading and develops their research skills.
  • Year 7 and 9 English reading lessons in the library for years 7 to 9 also support a lifelong love of reading in the pupils. 
  • EPQ and HPQ bespoke information literacy skills for Sixth Form students to enrich their studies.