School libraries (FOI)
School libraries (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 06 June 2018.
I understand Haute Vallee is closing it’s school library. Please could you provide the following information.
Is this correct?
Are any other States secondary schools closing their libraries? Or have done so recently?
Which secondary schools will provide a library next academic year?
Which primary schools will provide a library next academic year?
Will Jersey College for Girls (JCG) and Victoria College continue to provide a library?
Does Education hold any information on whether De La Salle and Beaulieu have libraries?
Which of all these libraries is run by a paid librarian?
What happens to the books when a school library closes?
The library at Haute Vallee is being distributed to departments with a focus on non-fiction within English and the Year 7 curriculum area of Horizon. The existing book stock has been moved to individual Department Areas to be loaned to students.
A new partnership between Grainville School, Haute Vallee and the Town Library has been agreed with the mobile library visiting both schools on a Friday. All students at KS3 will also become members of the Town library open all-year round. Both Haute Vallee and Grainville are investing in an annual six book reading challenge at KS3 as part of a Literacy initiative.
Grainville are distributing their books across departments with a central area for books.
Les Quennevais have a community library which is open to the public. This arrangement is intended to continue as part of the new school build plans.
Hautlieu and Le Rocquier will continue to provide a school library next academic year.
Bel Royal, d’Auvergne, First Tower, Grouville, Jersey College Prep, La Moye, Les Landes, Mont a l’Abbe, Mont Nicolle, Plat Douet, Rouge Bouillion, Samares, Springfield, St Clement, St John, St Lawrence, St Luke, St Martin, St Peter, St Saviour, Trinity and Victoria College Prep.
Jersey College for Girls and Victoria College will continue to provide a school library next academic year.
The information represents only States of Jersey maintained and fee-paying maintained schools. It does not include the private secondary schools Beaulieu Convent School and De La Salle College.
The libraries at Hautlieu, Jersey College for Girls, Le Rocquier, Les Quennevais and Victoria College are ran by paid librarians.
The remaining schools maintain their libraries with support from a teacher, teaching assistant or volunteer who are responsible for the up keep.
The Education Department do not hold information about a school library closure and are therefore not able to provide a response.