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Library News & Events

The SCWA Library is a fun and busy place to hang out.   With themed displays and comfy armchairs it’s a great place to ‘lose yourself’ in a book.  There are competitions to enter, rewards to be won and achievements to celebrate.  

Our bank of computers provide students with the opportunity to keep up with current affairs or research topics for homework and revision.



Accelerated Reader

Here at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy we run a reading programme called Accelerated Reader. This is an on-line program that is available to all Year 7&8 classes. Students start by taking an on-line ’Star Reading Test’, which then gives a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development), and also indicates a reading age for the student. Library book stock has been colour coded to match zonal ranges. Students can then choose books according to their ZPD with ease – there are currently 3,735 books available in the AR section to which we are constantly adding.

Library Resources

Our library has a wealth of revision materials – click here for further details. The library is open to students every break and lunchtime.

Welton Wonders

By taking part in an Accelerated Reader Quiz, students can become a ‘Welton Wonder’ and win a reward of a film afternoon with popcorn!

Follow the simple steps to become a Welton Wonder!

  • 1.Read the chosen book. This half term is: ‘Lemony Snicket – A Bad Beginning’ .
  • 2.Take an Accelerated Reader Quiz on the book.
  • Get 6 out of 10 or above correct to win a film and popcorn afternoon in the library!

A huge congratulations to last terms Welton Wonders! They will enjoy a movie and popcorn afternoon Monday 1st December


The CILIP Carnegie Award is now in full swing and libraries across the Leigh Academy Trust join forces and take part in this exciting award!

Academies across the Trust have formed a reading group.  Students read the shortlisted books and take part in lots of exciting activities, such as visiting and Skyping one another to discuss the books they are reading, write reviews on the website, take part in quizzes and polls and finally on the 19th June to mark the end of the Carnegie Award, all participating Academies will be meeting here at SCWA library where the winner will be announced!  

The following schools are involved:  Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy, Milestone Academy, The Leigh Academy, Longfield Academy, Wilmington Academy, Mascalls Academy and Strood Academy.

You can follow all the news and reviews on our collective site here.