Educating the whole child

Our mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

 

 

Library

"Oh please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." -Roald Dahl, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Danes Hill School believes that a love of reading is key to a good education. Reading for pleasure is key to unlocking a child's imagination and learning potential, and Danes Hill is proud to call itself a 'whole reading school'. Each child has a weekly library session, aimed to encourage reading for pleasure and support independant learning and study skills. Activities include everything from storytimes for the younger years to author visits and creative writing workshops for older pupils.

The library aims to support the development of each child's reading skills, to enable them to discover the joy of reading, and to use non-fiction texts effectively, putting the children in greater control of their own learning and literacy.

The Main School library holds over 14,000 books of fiction and non-fiction. There are two computers for research and independent study, as well as newspapers and comics.

The Library is open throughout the day and details of opening times are located outside the door.

Lucy Keat
Senior Librarian

lkeat@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk