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School Library

Handale School Library

At Handale Primary School we love to read! Reading is a very important part of the curriculum, a key life skill and at the very heart of our learning. All classes have an author focus every half term and we aim to celebrate the diversity of styles. Children are allowed to chose their own books when entering the library and have the opportunity to take a library book home weekly.

Handale library is a vibrant facility that enhances and supports learning across the curriculum. It also offers a welcoming environment for students who are looking for a place to read, relax and retreat momentarily from the business of the school day.

We like to keep our library updated with the addition of new books from fundraising, generous donations from people in the community and our parents. Our library is sorted into genres and the children at Handale can have the freedom to find a book of their choice.

What will you find in our library?

Every year, we like to enrich the reading experience by celebrating World Book Day, Storytelling Week and National Poetry Day.

Pupil Librarians

Our library is supported by the help of our pupil librarians who begin to learn the skills of librarianship in Year 4. The children love keeping our library tidy and presentable and are developing a fantastic understanding of the wide variety of books we have to offer.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.