Why your library matters

Plan for improvement coverSchool Libraries : A Plan for Improvement

Report of The School Library Commission, Chaired by Estelle Morris

Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services features prominently in this report as an example of best practice and excellent services.  In particular our “professional librarians in primary schools” service is commended as a way for primary schools to maximise their own school library provision.

The commission identified the impact a good school library can have on literacy and learning, but found that in many schools around the country the potential of the school library is not fully realised.

The commission found four factors in good school library provision:

  • effective staffing,
  • resources in all media
  • partnerships with planning and teaching and personalisation
  • offers a series of recommendations aimed at Headteachers and governors

These factors, properly implemented, would improve literacy and attainment levels thorughout the school.The report can be found at:

Opening Times

Opening times

Please note that the PDC building is currently closed for access. The library will not be open during this time but staff can be reached via email or the web form.

We will update the website once the library re-opens which we expect to be from Monday 4th December.

Term time Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Fridays and holidays: 9am to 4:30pm