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Moulsham High School

School Library


The library is a welcoming place for choosing books, independent study, quiet reading and research.


There is a regularly updated range of fiction and non-fiction which reflects the expansion of children’s and young adult fiction. New titles and classic fiction can be borrowed and reserved as well as a range of non-fiction for both study and leisure interests.


Students and staff can be issued with 2 books for up to 2 weeks. Students can also suggest titles they’d like the library to purchase by filling out a request card or speaking with the librarians.


The library promotes reading for pleasure with regular displays, student competitions and activities. Students can also loan revision guides and access reference books for use in the library. 


Summer Reading Challenge 2022



There are 22 computers linked to the school server for homework and quiet study as well as printing facilities.


The Careers Library offers books, magazines and information on a wide range of topics including higher and further education, universities, employment and apprenticeships.


Author Visits and Book Activities

Authors are regularly invited into school to work with students to promote reading, writing and creativity. The library works in association with World Book Day Ltd, the School Library Association, Juniper Education, Book Trust and many other partners to provide a range of activities and reading opportunities for students.


Student Librarians

We invite students in years 8 + to assist in the library as Student Librarians, volunteering once a week. Student Librarians help with tidying shelves, preparing books for cataloguing, creating displays and helping to shelve books. We also invite students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award to volunteer within the Library as part of their Award. Our Library can be extremely busy, so student involvement is much appreciated and helps both students and staff across the school.


Moulsham High School encourage all students to join Essex Libraries to access a wide range of free books, e-books, comics and magazines, audio-books and revision guides.


Library Clubs

The library holds regular Book Groups and works in association with World Book Day, the School Library Association, Book Trust and other partners to provide a range of activities and reading opportunities for students. 

The annual Bridge Academy Trust Book Awards launched in 2022 and is an opportunity for Moulsham students to read a selection of new books, meet students from other secondary schools within our Trust, and vote for the winner of 'Best Book'. 


The Library also hosts: Creative Writing Club, Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer, Manga Club and Colouring Club. Please ask Mrs Shields or Miss Kayembe for information about these clubs.



Reading Cloud

Reading Cloud is an online catalogue of all the books held in our School Library. Students can check which books they have borrowed, reserve books and submit book reviews. Students can access Reading Cloud at school and at home. 


Opening Times

The library is open Monday - Friday, 8.15am - 4.30pm. 

Library Assistants

Miss Kayembe (Monday - Wednesday)

Mrs Shields (Wednesday - Friday)

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Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937