Cavendish School Clubs & LRC


Welcome to The Cavendish School Reading Lounge. 

On this page you will find information on the latest books, competitions and book awards.
The library is open for all pupils for quiet reading, homework and after school clubs. We have over 4,000 books available to borrow and 20 chromebooks for pupils to use. We also have two lovely degus called President Snow and Effie who love to be read to.

The Reading lounge is open every day from 8:30am, break, lunch and after school until 4:30 (4pm on a Friday).

Accessit Library System

World Book Day Doors

Pupils and staff have been decorating their doors to celebrate World Book Day 2017. They look fantastic!

World Book Day Door Winners

Congratulations to the two winners of our World Book Day door competition, We loved the creativity and the sound effects used in these doors. Lets hope the competition is just as good next year.

Sussex Schools Book Awards
The longlist for the SSBAs has now been announced! If you want to take a look at the books that have made it to the longlist, please click on the link below.

If you would like to take part in the SSBAs then please see Miss Tilley in the library.

SSBA longlist

Monday Book Group

Every Monday from 3:10 – 4:30, Miss Tilley runs a wonderful book group in the library. They are currently reading ‘A street Cat Named Bob’ by James Bowen. If you would like to take part then please feel free to come along.

Accelerated Reader
Year 7 and 8 are doing extremely well with Accelerated Reader this year. So far they have read a total of 68,551,922 words across 5,374 books. Our top 3 readers are

Maisie –   3,653,160 words
George – 2,007,459 words
Ayla –      1,992,664 words

Well done everyone and keep reading!

Our new look newsletter went out at the end of February. Check your tutor trays or pop to the library for a copy. You can also click on the button at the bottom of the page for an online copy. If there is anything you want to be included in this months newsletter, email your ideas to

Amazing Book Awards Shortlist

This year we are taking part in the Amazing Book Awards. Pupils who attend the after school book club with Miss Kenward on Fridays are busy reading the shortlist so they can vote for their winner in June. If you would like to take part then please come along to the book group and join in. We would love to see you there.

Am I Normal Yet?

Am I Normal Yet?

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there’s only one thing left to tick off her list… But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?
13 Chairs

13 Chairs

In an abandoned house, the ghosts gather. They argue, they laugh, and they tell their stories. Some tell their own stories, some tell stories they have heard elsewhere. Some of them are true, some are not. But each tale draws you closer. One by one, the storytellers depart, until suddenly it’s just you and the narrator, alone in the dark…
More of Me

More of Me

Teva’s life seems normal: school, friends, boyfriend. But at home she hides an impossible secret. Eleven other Tevas.

Because once a year, Teva separates into two, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, in the same house… watching the new Teva live the life that she’d been living. But as her seventeenth birthday rolls around, Teva is determined not to let it happen again. She’s going to fight for her future. Even if that means fighting herself.

The Secret Fire

The Secret Fire

Taylor Montclair is a regular girl from the quiet backwater of Woodbury, England.
Sacha Winters is a darkly mysterious boy from the City of Lights – Paris, France.
While Taylor’s focussed on her dream of attending Oxford University, school couldn’t be further from Sacha’s mind . . .
Sacha knows exactly when he’s going to die. Because he’s done it before.
On the appointed day, Sacha’s time will run out. And his death will fulfil an ancient destiny that could unleash chaos and catastrophe.
Taylor is the only person who can save him.
Neither of them knows that yet.
Because they haven’t even met.
River of Ink

River of Ink

What if a teenage boy washed up on the banks of the River Thames, soaked to the skin and unable to explain who he is?

What if the only clue to the boy’s identity is a sketch he made of a strange symbol?

Who would help him? Who would hunt him?

Who is River Boy?

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