Clacton County High School Library

The school library is open from 8.00am to 8.45am each morning and lunchtimes from 1.15pm to 1.50pm. (Book Club runs every Thursday lunchtime)

The library now operates as a book swap system and is for reading only.
Students may bring in an acceptable* book from home that you no longer want, this can then be exchanged for one of our library books.
(* Please only age approriate books and in good condition.)

The downstairs area is reserved for Year 7 & Year 8 students, whilst the  upstairs mezzanine is a Key Stage 4 Study Area, with study booths and relaxing seating areas for reading, complete homework and revising – there are also copies of subject revision guides to support students. 

In addition, all our students also have access to free books via the Sora library app.

Here, students can access a catalogue of over 2000 titles; they simply need to open the app, select our school ‘Clacton County High School’ and log in using their usual school Google account credentials.

Click here to learn how to access the Sora App

The Sora catalogue includes audio books as well as eBooks, plus the option to select ‘dyslexia font’ as well as ‘high contrast’ formatting for students with a visual impairment.  

Students can also explore recommended titles within the following categories:
•    Books in Spanish – a great way to develop their confidence and fluency in Spanish!
•    Titles exploring diversity
•    Bibliotherapy (fiction and non-fiction that will help you cope with difficult situations, take care of yourself and develop empathy for the difficulties others face). 
•    GCSE English Literature exam texts

SORA on the Apple App Store      SORA on Google Play

Our library at CCHS offers a bright and open area for quiet study and reading and can provide a welcoming and peaceful retreat from the bustle and stress of school life for everyone.

We recognise that reading and improved literacy can greatly benefit our students across other areas of the curriculum and we encourage our students to widen their experience of reading through the library and the SORA App (Student Open Reading App).

Working alongside the school faculties we aim to further complement and enhance your child’s education with an extensive and varied collection of fiction and non-fiction texts and resources. With nearly 13,000 books and more being added regularly, whether it is research for completing homework, personal interest or reading for enjoyment, we are confident that we can provide material to suit all tastes, interests and abilities.