Learning Resources Beyond the Classroom
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The school library is one of the most popular places in the school, students enjoy the atmosphere and feel comfortable spending their free time here.The library is made up of three inter-connecting rooms:
The Fiction room which contains all the fiction books – this is where reading lessons take place for Years 7, 8 and 9, as part of their English lessons.There is also a collection of senior fiction for Year 12 and 13 students.
The Information Room – where students can study and revise quietly. This room houses our subject books.
The Computer room – where there are 30 computers which can be booked for lessons. At break and lunch these computers can be used by students to do their homework.There is also a small foyer with 10 computers which can be used by students before or after registration.
As well as housing fiction and non-fiction books, the library is also home to extra-curricular reading groups and film events for a variety of student groups.
Opening Times: The library is open 8.00 am – 4.30 pm, including lunch and break times. Students can come in before school starts or after school ends.
FireFly is our virtual learning environment, it provides access to your personal documents, calendar and online resources. The web-style navigation makes it easy to work out what you have to click and what is relevant to you.
For students and parents who have yet to experience FireFly, please get your logins from this email address, this is an essential resource for students and parents at Parliament Hill.
Printing & photocopying
Students have an allocated weekly budget for printing and photocopying, 30p in KS3, 75p in KS4 & KS5. Black-only A4 prints are charged at 1 pence per side, colour prints are charged at 8 pence per side. Students should select the 'Follow-Me' printer on their school PC in the print dialogue box, then log into a photocopier (with network username and password/ID card) to release their print job.
There are photocopiers for students in the following locations:
- Room 28 (colour)
- Room 1 foyer (colour)
- Room W corridor (colour)
- Octagon (BW)
- Library (BW)
Main Office staff will give advice on printing, scanning and photocopiers.