There are three libraries at Claremont Fan Court School: The main Senior School library in the mansion, and two more in the Preparatory and the Pre-Preparatory and Nursery Schools.
Senior School library
The Senior School library contains some 8,000 items (books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines and online resources) providing an invaluable resource for learning and reading for pleasure. Click below to search the Senior School library catalogue for library news, book reviews and links to online resources:
The library is open throughout the school day from 8am, and is popular for break and lunchtime activities such as chess.
Pageturners book club
Our book club is held twice a term between 1-2pm in Beatrice. Members from Year 7 and 8 are invited to chat about books (anything from special titles to particular themes) over a packed lunch.
The library produces a range of book lists, from new fiction to A level background reading, and also useful fact sheets on topics such as writing CVs and bibliographies.
Prep School library
The Prep School library contains about 3,200 items, including a selection of audiobooks. Click below to search the Prep School library catalogue for book images, summaries, reviews and website links:
Pre-Prep and Nursery School library
The newly designed library space in the entrance hall of the Pre-Prep and Nursery School holds approximately 1,500 books. Please click below to search the library catalogue:
Library news and events
The library takes an enthusiastic part in promoting book weeks, World Book Day and National Poetry Day, and we regularly welcome authors, poets and illustrators to speak to our students and organise book fairs and other fun events.
World Book Day 2020
We are looking forward to welcoming author, Sarah Govett, to Claremont Fan Court in March to celebrate World Book Day. Sarah Govett won the 2018 Trinity Schools Book Award for the first novel in her acclaimed trilogy The Territory.
The year is 2059. Noa lives in what's left of a Britain where flooding means land is scarce. Everyone must sit an exam at 15: if you pass you can stay in the Territory, if you fail you must go to the Wetlands...