There are two libraries at Harris Academy Tottenham, one for our Primary pupils, and one to support our Secondary cohort.
Our small but growing Primary library currently houses around 2,000 fiction books, ranging from easy picture books to challenging Children’s Classics, and including favourites from Julia Donaldson, Roald Dahl, David Walliams and many more!
We also have a selection of around 1,000 non-fiction books chosen to support the curriculum; these are arranged thematically in the library so that pupils can easily locate areas of interest.
Classes are usually brought to the library once a week, during which time pupils have a chance to browse through the books and find something they would like to borrow.
While the school is operating under the ‘Pod’ system, the library space has been set aside for Year 6 use only.
All other year groups now have a Classroom Library. Suitable books from the main library have been transferred to a new library area in each classroom, so that all pupils still have the opportunity to choose their own reading book.
Reading at home
There’s still plenty to read, even when the school site is closed. There are a number of resources available via the library website, which you can access below:
- Username: hato primary
- Password: librarylogin
Please click on the Primary icon (pictured below) once you have logged in, and this will take you to the Primary school section of the website:
Here you will find a selection of E-Books and audiobooks which can be accessed online for free. Where further login details are needed to read these books, you will find these in the book description.
There are also currently a number of free books available upon request – please see ‘Free Books’ on the website, and follow the instructions. These books are limited in number, so if you would like to claim one, put your request in quickly!
Our Secondary library provides a calm, quiet working space, which students can use before school, during break and lunch times, and after school from Monday-Thursday.
It carries a range of fiction and non-fiction resources to support the curriculum and promote reading for pleasure, and is constantly expanding and developing.
Remote library service
While the school is operating under the ‘Pod’ system, the library space has been reserved for Sixth Form use.
Students in other year groups have been encouraged to use the library website to request books instead, which are then delivered to classroom ‘Library boxes’ for distribution by form tutors.
Reading at home
The library website provides a range of resources to use from home:
- Username: HATO
- Password: hato student 1 (please remember to include spaces)
Click on the Secondary icon (pictured below) once you have logged in, and this will take you to the Secondary school section of the website:
Here you will find a selection of E-Books which can be accessed online for free.
There are also currently a number of free books available upon request. See ‘Free Books’ on the website, and follow the instructions. Please be aware that these books are limited in number – if you would like to claim one, put your request in quickly!
You can also browse through and read a number of sample chapters for books we have in the library.
The entire Secondary catalogue can be searched on the website (but please be aware that this is still being updated).