Grant ensures parents can borrow books from Dursley school

Dursley Primary Academy pupils in the school library with some of the new books bought with funds from the Foyle Foundation (4442757)

Dursley Primary Academy pupils in the school library with some of the new books bought with funds from the Foyle Foundation (4442749)

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PUPILS will be able to get into their teacher's good books easier than ever after Dursley Primary Academy celebrated a new and improved library.

The Church of England academy won a £5,000 bid for school library books from the Foyle Foundation a year ago and has now launched the new-look department.

As well as bringing in 750 new books, the library now has extra storage space and a new computer to allow for a revamped borrowing system.

The new system means parents can borrow books themselves from the school and take them home to read to their children.

Dursley Primary Academy Association committee member, Louise Mee, said everybody was delighted with the new additions.

“It is great to support literacy to the school," she said.

“This is a really positive thing for the school. We have been really thrilled because in order to open the library up, we really needed the parents to help us and we have had a recruitment drive and we’re really pleased with the response.

“It came at a challenging time for the school I guess because of the period of change since the Ofsted report,” added the mother-of-two.

In December 2011 the school received an “inadequate” Ofsted rating but experienced a resurgence in standards and earned a “good” rating five months later before being changed into an academy.

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