Welcome to the Library section of the Thamesview website. School libraries have played different roles over the years. The internet and electronic resources have changed the tradition way that libraries operate but two things that haven’t changed are the importance of literacy and reading for pleasure.
The school invested in a brand new library in 2010. Thanks to a very generous grant from Foyles, the library was stocked with all the latest books that would interest and encourage students to return to reading. It was officially opened in March 2011 by the author Tony Lee. Since then the library has been a safe place for learning, creativity and exploring literature.
The school librarian is Mrs Vanda Fox. The library is open to students from 8:00am every morning, during break, lunch and until 4:00pm after school. The library plays an important part in motivating and encouraging students to read. There are several programs and initiatives that run throughout the school year to help struggling students and challenge confident readers.
It proudly won the KM Literacy Award for Best School Library in the Gravesham and Dartford area in 2017.
Accelerated Reader (AR)
Accelerated Reader is a multimedia reading program for all Year 7 and Year 8 students. Through reading comprehension tests, students will be told their ideal book level. This ensures that the books they read are not too hard where they gives up out of frustration or too easy that they finds it boring. Thamesview has been running this program for several years because it works. We have even been nationally recognized for our success with Master Class status.