Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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A warm, welcoming environment, the library is open to students and staff from 8am until 4pm (except on Tuesdays where we open at 8.45am.) Students have access to a range of fiction and non-fiction books to support academic progress and to promote a lifelong love of reading. Students can use our new library system, Eclipse, to look at what books are in stock, to check their own loan history and to get recommendations for further reading. Computers are also available for those wishing to complete homework before and after school as well as at break and lunchtime. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the library during some lessons to help with their research and to encourage independent learning.

Throughout the year, the library hosts a number of events, including author visits, book fairs, competitions and reading groups. Students are also given the opportunity to attend a variety of author events involving schools across the borough. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, students are invited to participate in our Learning Zone, where dedicated LSAs come to the library to help students with their school work.

K O’Herlihy, Librarian