‘At the Heart of the Academy’
Opening Hours: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Paignton Community & Sports Academy has a busy and vibrant Library which is ‘at the heart of the Academy’.
The Library offers vast learning resources to support all pupils at Key Stage 3, including modern technology, firmly believing in the huge advantage to our students for the internet to be placed alongside books, to aid their research.
Many events take place in the library such as charity fund raising, displays of students work, quizzes and competitions, book promotions and careers presentations. Of course we offer the more traditional role of books; you still can’t beat a good read.
The Library is used for both educational and pastoral events, but can also provide a safe harbour on occasions if a student feels the need.
The Waterleat Road Library was officially opened in February 2005, by the author Michael Morpurgo, who was Children’s Laureate at the time.
PCSA Study Club at Key Stage 3
Since September 2015 the Academy has been running a Breakfast Study Club every morning in the Waterleat Road Library for Years 7 – 9. It is a very friendly atmosphere and the students have enjoyed getting ahead on their homework, supported by teaching staff in a positive and encouraging environment. The Academy has been supported by Warburtons who have generously provided bread, crumpets and pancakes for the students’ breakfast which are free of charge. It has been very well attended by the students who have been able to catch up on homework, revision and reading before school where they’ve even been rewarded for each session attended with a Vivo point. It is a very good start to the school day.
The Study Club runs every morning from 7.50am to 8.25am at Waterleat Library and if you sign in before 8.10am you get a free breakfast as well as that all important Vivo point!