Welcome Gomersal Primary School

Oxford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4PX

01274 879313


Our after school library club is open on Mondays, come along after school with your grown up and get an extra book or two.

Welcome to our school Library


Regular reading at home has never been more important to support your child’s development.

Finding the right book is often key to turning a child into a reader – the book that connects with them, that makes them realise that reading can transport them, guide them, make them laugh, cry or simply entertain them, and some that might just make them realise that reading is fun.

Finding the right book takes time, to help choose why not look at the Books Trust website which gives recommended books for different age groups.  Click here to go to the books trust page.

We hope that within these lists you’ll find a lot of ‘right’ books, you may find some ‘wrong’ books too but that’s all part of the fun!

Let’s help our children to love reading!


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Last years Harry Potter day fundraising for the library was a huge success and we have been able to purchase some much required book dividers for the non-fiction shelves, some fabulous little stools to make visits to the library more comfortable for the children and some much required PSHE books.


This years library fundraiser will be held on World Book Day - March 7th.  We have made it Roald Dahl theme and the library team are busy trying to think of the best ways of decorating the school for the day....I think a chocolate river may be a little too much to ask for but pop along to library after school and listen to a story and maybe pop into a sweetie shop almost as fantastic as Willy Wonka's!


We appreciate that not everyone has the time to make costumes and we don't expect anyone to go out and buy anything special so we have come up with a list of characters from the books, a lot of these are normal everyday people who wear a certain colour t-shirt or headband or cap, things you might have in your wardrobes or drawers. 

Click here for the link

If you aren't aware of the characters google or pinterest  have some fantastic ideas.




Currently in the library.....

Thanks to everyone who bought books at the school book fair we were able to get this massive haul of books from the Book People. These will be added to the school library over the coming few months.

Please can we ensure that all books are looked after and returned undamaged so that as many people as possible can enjoy them for as long as possible!


Want to know more about your favourite authors or their characters? 

Most authors have brilliant websites with loads of fun information, games and competitions. Why not take a look at your favourite author and see what new things you can find out! 

Click on the a picture below to open one of these authors pages, or do a search for a different author.


We would love to know what books you would like to see in the library....click on the link to give us your ideas.

Let us know what books you'd like to see here


HOw the Library Works


Once a week each class will have time to visit the library, the library is set out  to try and make it as user friendly as possible, we have author sections, as well as sections of Dinosaur, Pirate, Fairy, Sports books etc.  If a child would like a specific book they should be able to find it or they can ask for the help Mrs Dewhirst who tends to know most of the books and where they are! 

Any book can be taken from the library, the only restrictions are that there is a year 5/6 area for some older children's books.

The children can keep the library book until they have read it but a reminder will be sent occasionally if the book has been out for more than a month, if for some reason the book gets lost or ruined we ask that you replace it with the same book or pay the lost book fee (£5) Unfortunately we cannot let a child take a 2nd book out until the book is found/replaced or paid for.

Please encourage your child to look after the books, in book bags and rucksacks they tend to get shoved to the bottom, water bottles leak on them, pages tear and corners bend, so extra care needs to be taken if we are to keep these books for the years we need them to survive!


After school library club 

we hope to get the library club back up and running soon. Keep an eye on this site for details.


Thank you!

Huge thanks to all the people who have kindly donated books to the library. We are very grateful to everyone.


Old books?

If your bookshelves are getting a bit full and you have out grown some of your books we would be delighted to give them a new home in the school library, these can be handed in to the school office.




Coming soon...

We hope that students will soon be able to log into the library system at home and see which book they have out, check which books are in the library, write reviews on books they've read and give and receive recommendations on books.