"The good resources of the library enable pupils to explore ideas and make connections"
(ISI Inspection report 2018)
Opened in 1996, the Dr Scholl Library is a fine facility central to the intellectual, academic and cultural life of the students. It provides a quiet and welcoming place for study, research and leisure reading.
The library has a stock of over 29 000 books, both fiction and non fiction, reflecting the needs of the school curricula and the ever increasing demands of the IB. New resources are purchased in line with current needs and in response to subject and individual requests. The diverse range of subjects chosen for the IB Extended Essays, coursework and wider reading for university applications are also met.
There are around twenty journal titles including foreign language periodicals, three daily and three local weekly newspapers, which support both academic and recreational interests. Inter-library loans are also made through the British Library for out of print materials and photocopies for research.
The library can seat sixty and has eighteen computers, three printers, photocopier and scanner. Wireless network is available and most students have their own laptops. Sixth form boarders have access to the library in the evenings and over weekends.
Teachers are encouraged to bring classes to the library for research-based lessons and the fourth form pupils have regular weekly reading periods.
Lunchtime chess is popular and the display area is frequently used to showcase pupils' work across the curriculum.
Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.Past Parent of two 6th Form Students