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Houghton Regis Academy


Houghton Regis Academy Library

The Library is a busy place at the heart of the Academy, adjacent to the ICT suite. The library is open between 8.30am and 4.00pm every day, including some break and lunch times. 

Offering fiction, non-fiction, reference books, audio CD's, magazines and newspapers the Library is intended as a curriculum support for all members of the Academy. An induction lesson takes place in Year 7 ensuring that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop their information literacy skills. Fiction reading is specifically encouraged throughout all years, and in collaboration with the English department. All students at HRA are encouraged to read during every lesson. Additionally, we include ERIC (Everyone Reading In Class) within our tutorial programme and curriculum intent for each subject area. 

Academy Pupils and the Library

The Library is a quiet area for private study, homework, or just browsing for a suitable book to read. Resource materials are available to support the curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 9. 

Academy Staff and the Library

All Houghton Regis Academy staff are members of the Library. We encourage teaching staff to take an active part in reviewing their subject stock and in recommending new publications. 

Academy Parents and the Library

The Academy subscribes to the Schools Library Service and pupils wishing to use resources from the County Library Service should join the County Library in order to benefit fully from the services offered on its website at