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The Library


The Library is situated in the newly renovated McArthur Hall building and is a major learning and research facility for all pupils and staff. As well as providing a substantial amount of reference material and a wide range of information sources for students and staff alike, the Library also offers a pleasant and relaxing environment for the school community to enjoy. 

The stunning architecture of the building helps create a studious atmosphere which encourages our pupils to use the facilities for their important school work and research. However, there are also soft seating areas which allow pupils to make the most of those enjoyable times they can spend in the Library reading for pleasure.


The Library is open from 8.30am each morning and can be used throughout the day by Sixth Form pupils during their Study Periods. It is available to other pupils before school begins, at Breaktime, at Lunchtime and after classes finish.
The following resources are available:
Fiction or Story Books
Non-Fiction or Information Books
Graphic Novels and Cartoon Books
Manga Books
There is an extensive collection of Fiction books. These range from “quick reads” and graphic novels for those who are looking for a lighter read to a selection of challenging classic and modern fiction to stretch the more accomplished readers.
The Fiction stock includes a wide range of genres - thrillers, crime novels, science fiction, fantasy, romances and general fiction - and many of these are suitable for our junior school readers. However, there are also more senior contemporary and classic novels which are regularly borrowed by older pupils and by teachers and support staff.
While most of the stock reflects the demands of the College’s curriculum, there are also books on many non-academic subjects which our pupils may enjoy. E.g. TV tie-ins, travel guides, biographies, sports books, cookery books, fashion and music books.
Library Activities during the school year include:
World Book Day Events
Author Visits
The Librarian is helped by a team of about 25 Pupil Librarians. They operate the computer system, answer queries and help with Library administration at Break and Lunchtimes. Their Library work experience may be of use in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or for University applications.
Librarian:         Miss Elaine Patterson BA DipLIS MSc

Canterbury Sports Shop 

Tuesday                                  1.00 pm – 1.30 pm
Thursday                               1.00 pm – 1.30 pm
Friday                                     8.00 am – 8.45 am
                                                12.45 pm –1.15 pm

To avoid a mid-term trip to the Sports Shop to replace lost items of PE kit, pupils are strongly advised to have ALL items of uniform and sports kit [including school and PE bags] labelled clearly with their names, and to please check Lost Property for items before ordering replacement kit.

6th Form Centre


In Methody, the 6th Form Centre covers four floors and caters for student needs by providing:
  • Large Recreational floor
  • Coffee bar
  • Study floor
  • Computer suite & Classrooms
  • Table-tennis/pool room
  • Extensive locker area
The 6th Form Rec Floor was recently refurbished by Contract Services Design Studio, making it a great space for members of the 6th Form to eat, meet with friends - as well as doing some work!

The Coffee Bar and Rec Floor

The Study Floor

Study Supervisors ensure that a good study atmosphere prevails. It aims to be a place within the confines of the College where senior pupils can assume greater responsibility for their own work so that they make the transition from school to university life more easily.

The Study Floor
The Sixth Form Centre is run by a Forum of 30 Sixth Form Students who assist with the day to day running of the Centre and plan many of the social and charity events.