Opening Times

Monday – Thursday 8.30am - 4pm

Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm

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.

Wednesday 3.10pm - 4pm


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

Monday- Philosophy Club

Debate & discuss some issues that may affect you...would you eat a sheep if it could talk??

Tuesday- Writing

Have some fun making up stories with other students...there will be competitions!

Wednesday- Chess Club (with Mr. Sims)

With the help of our chess expert, Mr. Sims, come and learn or develop your chess skills.

Thursday- Tranquility

Come and have a quiet read, a quiet draw or get on with some homework...quietly.

Friday- Fill it Friday

Take one of our tricky word searches, dot-to-dot, colouring pages or other puzzles to try and complete.

Activities may change. We also sometimes have special events during the term, such as Harry Potter Book Night, so look out for any information or posters around the school.

Library Links

Library Information Files

Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Contact Information

Rushden Academy

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