Learning Resource Centre
The LRC is a warm, welcoming and well-used resource accessible to all students and staff. It is used for individual study, research and reading for pleasure.
We are located in the Glasspool building close to the English classrooms.
Resources include over 8000 books, journals, audiobooks and DVDs.
Our aim is to nurture a whole school reading community.
Mrs Rachel Eckford
Learning Resource Manager
We strive to foster a love of reading through a programme of events, such as author visits, book fairs, participating in local and National Book Awards as well as fortnightly reading lessons for KS3 students.
The Learning Resource Centre aims to:
Support students’ literacy development and encourage their reading for pleasure;
Give all students access to the best of literature and the ideas, knowledge and inspiration it can provide;
Support the curriculum by providing space, resources and guidance for research tasks, study and revision;
Collaborate with teachers in developing successful life- long learners, critical thinkers and effective users of information;
Sustain and curate without bounds or prejudice a catalogue that caters for all readers of all abilities
Be a centre of acceptance, inclusivity and curiosity.
Teamwork and responsibility is encouraged via our Library Prefect scheme.
All stock is updated regularly and features a wide range of authors, debut novelists, prize-winning texts both contemporary and classic. Advice is on hand to direct, encourage and motivate. The aim is to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Students are encouraged to offer suggestions about acquiring new books.
LRC Sixth Form
We have an extensive range of resources to aid Sixth Form study, including study skills guides, university prospectuses and other careers information as well as a wide array of reading books to prepare them for their studies.
Each student is shown how to search our library catalogue LIBRESOFT by using their personal log in details. They can also reserve a book and write short reviews. They can borrow up to 6 books at a time and the loan period is 14 days for years 7-11 and 4 weeks for sixth formers. Items can be renewed by contacting the library staff.
All students are responsible for all items borrowed until they are returned. Students are reminded to return books on time. Should an item be damaged or lost, we ask that it is either replaced with the same or similar book in a good condition or that payment is made via ParentPa for a replacement copy.