Opening Times

Monday – Friday 8.30am - 3.15pm

About the Library

The Library is open to students from 8.30 in the morning so that they can return or borrow a book or print off their homework before school starts. We will often have lessons booked into the Library for students to use the computer or book resources to help them with their studies. We also help to support the Year 7 & 8 English classes who are taking part in the Accelerated Reader program by helping students to find books they will enjoy to read. At break and lunch times the Library is open for students who would like catch-up on homework, read quietly, ask staff about reading books or take part in a Library activity. Please see the list below for details.

We also sell a small range of stationery items including pens, pencils and rulers.

After School clubs in the Library

Homework Club

If you don’t want to leave your homework until the weekend, come along to study club and get it done before you go home. If you are going to come regularly you will need to get a letter signed by your parents/carers. Ask the Library staff for more information.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 3.10pm - 4pm.


Chess Club (with Mr. Sims)

The very talented Mr.Sims is on had to give advice and tips on this very strategic game. Ask Library staff for a permission letter if you are interested in becoming a regular member.

Thursday 3.15pm - 4pm


Lunch-time Clubs in the Library (homework can be done every day)

Monday- Games Day

We have many different games which you can come and join in with including: Connect 4, Top Trumps, Scrabble, Wordsearch, Operation and many more.


Tuesday- Manga Drawing Club

If you have an interest in drawing come along to the Library and join in with our Manga Drawing Club. All artistic levels welcome.


Wednesday- Chess Club (with Mr. Sims)

We have many boards set up and many eager students waiting for an opponent, so pop in to Chess Club if this strategic club is in your interest.


Thursday- Tranquil Reading & Book Club

For those students who want to do some serious reading, Thursday will be a quieter affair. Our weekly Book Club will be running and for younger students who would like a little encouragement with their reading, some of our lovely Year 10 Student Librarians are on hand to help out.


Friday- Relax and Unwind

For the last day of the week we like to keep things relaxed so you can play a game or there will be word searches, dot-to-dot or colouring available.

Activities may change; we may have a special event or termly activity, so keep an eye on the Library website (Eclipse) for times and information.

Library Links

Library Information Files

Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 8  - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 9 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 10 - Miss R Burrows

Head of Year 11  - Miss J Neville

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Contact Information

Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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