Pupils at Dashwood Banbury Academy are enjoying a new reading area which has recreated a library environment.
The school in Merton Street has installed Junior Librarian, which allows children to borrow and return books unaided and will help the school improve its level of reading.
Rachel Gallyot, principal, said: “This allows the pupils to have a wide knowledge of different authors and also allows them to experience different books and make more developments from an earlier age.”
The transformation of the library was overseen by school librarian Sarah Shepherd and literary co-ordinator Sarah Gordon-Weeks over the summer holidays, and now holds hundreds of different books for children to enjoy.
Mrs Gallyot said: “It is one of our key priorities to improve the level of reading at the school and this is a fantastic new system that tells us what books the children have read, which shows us different authors to recommend.
“We want to get children reading from an early age and develop a love for literature.”
Junior Librarian is a sophisticated library management system from MLS that’s easy for children to use and for staff to run.
More than 50 per cent of primary schools are already using it, and it has been installed in schools across the world.
Pupils can borrow and return books unaided and keep permanent, provable records so teachers can track borrowing, target children’s reading interests and keep staff and parents up to date.