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Beyond the Classroom

While we value scholarship we also encourage our students to enjoy 活动 beyond the classroom, learning valuable life skills along the way. We have a wide variety of clubs and we are the largest facilitator of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in the South West.


To maintain and stimulate students' interest and enjoyment in physical education and to promote health and fitness
for current and future lifestyles.


Run by Mrs Byron who organises Ten Tors and the Duke of Edinburgh schemes.


The school library offers a variety of resources and 活动. Our print collection consists of over 18,000 titles,
including modern fiction, classic novels, subject materials, and a careers library. We subscribe to a wide range of specialist journals and magazines, including GCSE and A Level Reviews, the New Scientist, BBC音乐, 历史上的今天,
and daily newspapers paid for by the CGS PA. Our digital 订阅 include JSTOR, which is a digital library of articles, 书, and primary sources, and a growing collection of e书 and specialist material to support all areas of learning. You will find all the details through the library’s online catalogue, which is also available as an app.

Colyton Grammar Catalogue Sign in to the 图书馆 App The library has a flexible environment that supports silent study, quiet and comfortable reading, and class 活动 and lunchtime events. We provide support and guidance on research and referencing skills for sixth form and EPQ students, and digital and information literacy skills for junior students. The library hosts several clubs including a student librarian group and a Carnegie Medal shadowing club. We run regular competitions and events including the Harry Potter Book Night, 世界读书日, book fairs and literary quizzes. Our SharePoint page provides full details of all library news, 订阅, 活动, reading recommendations and topic resources. 

图书馆 Reading for Pleasure


‘Reading for pleasure was found to be more important for children’s cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education. The combined effect on children's progress of reading 书 often, going to the library regularly and reading newspapers at 16 was four times greater than the advantage children gained from having a parent with a degree.’

(Centre for Longitudinal Studies, 2013)

Colyton Grammar School is committed to developing a love of reading for pleasure in its students. To help students find 书 that will excite and inspire, the school has put together two core reading lists:

The Blockbuster Reading Challenge

Aimed at Years 7 and 8, and drawing inspiration from the famous quiz show, the challenge is made up of four separate lists: Bronze, 银, Gold and Platinum. To complete each challenge and earn a certificate, students need to ‘cross the board’ by reading five 书 from the list. Prizes are on offer for students who complete all four challenges, or read all twenty-five book on a single list.

 ​50 Unforgettable Reads

50 Unforgettable Reads is aimed at Years 9 to 13. The list is contains the 书 most frequently recommended by both staff and students as the most inspiring and enjoyable 书 they had read. The titles, fiction and non-fiction, span a huge range of subjects and genres. Each term a book from the list will be chosen as ‘Book of the Term’.

50 Unforgettable Reads