Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
Together we believe; Together we achieve


New Career Section of the library is open 

Come and visit Career Corner in the library - over 40 new books have been added to this special section to help pupils with your options and choices moving from Hugh Sexey to upper schools.    Mrs Adair and Mrs Dourley will be more than happy to help you find what you need.


These are some of the books we have available

Britannica Magazine


We have been very lucky to receive a free one year subscription to the non-fiction magazine, Britannica.

We have started our subscription with two back issues filled with lots of articles and stories of all kinds.


Non-fiction magazines and books can be very helpful to engage and support children's reading and learning and we are delighted that we will have a new copy in the library every month for the next year.


Britannica magazine is packed with incredible information, facts and stories about the real world which are far more amazing than anything you can make up!  Many of our pupils prefer to read non-fiction texts and this is a wonderful resource to keep them completely up to date.


You can support even more resources for our school if you would like to subscribe to Britannica yourselves.  Please see the link below if you are interested.  Please do remember to select our school at the checkout. 

Welcome to the 

Hugh Sexey Middle School

Library page

Here at the library we run the Libresoft operating system.  Libresoft is cloud based which allows any pupil to log in from home to browse the catalogue, see their loans, reserve books and write reviews.

Pupils can see Mrs Dourley in the library to get their log-on and password.

Library Statistics - December 2022

Week 14


Most Popular Books 

1. Heartstopper 1 - Alice Oseman

2. The Silver Eyes FNAF1 - Scott Cawthorn

3. Heartstopper 3 - Alice Oseman

4. Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

5. Heartstopper 4 - Alice Oseman

6. Gangsta Granny - David Walliams

7. Stormbreaker - Anthony Horowitz

8. The Twisted Ones FNAF2 - Scott Cawthornll

9. The Boy in the Dress - David Walliams

10. Heartstopper 2 - Alice Oseman




New Books for January

Mrs Dourley is currently reading...


A very interesting idea that caught my imagination.  Barnaby Brocket is a very unusual boy because he floats!  His family decide enough is enough and he has to go.  Barnaby is betrayed, frightened and alone until one day he floats into the path of a hot air balloon where he begins a magical journey around the world.

Mrs Dourley's most recent review


I am not usually a fan of books written around the subject of war, but I was entranced by this one.  I should admit that I listened to this as an audiobook as well as reading it which made quite a difference.  The audiobook is read by the author, Phil Earle and hearing the words read in the accent they were intended really added to the story.  


When the sky falls tells the story of a young boy named Joseph sent to the city to live with a woman he doesn't know as the bombs of WW1 rain down upon them.  Mrs F is responsible for the zoo and making sure the remaining animals don't escape and cause harm should the bombs damage their enclosures.  What follows is a beautifully written story about love, trust and acceptance.  


I enjoyed this story very much and couldn't wait to find out what happened to Joseph and Mrs F each day.  I loved the characters and how they learned to understand each other as time went on, and how they fought for each other by the end.


Highly recommended


Five thumbs up out of five for me.


Pupil Reviews


If you struggle with 'what to read next' check out this amazing 'BookMatch' website.  Hundreds of suggestions for almost all of the most popular authors.

Click on the link below to find out more...