Learning Resources Centre (Library)

Monday - Thursday: 8am – 4pm / Friday: 8am – 3:30pm

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body
Richard Steele

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is the hub of school – a spacious, well-utilised, area that can accommodate around 70 pupils.

There is a widespread range of fiction and non-fiction books, providing a variety of reading for all levels and interests. Titles are updated regularly, and pupils are encouraged to participate in the selection.

To access and search the Library catalogue please click here, then please e-mail book requests to the Library

The LRC provides access to:

  • Over 12,000 resources - covering all interests and reading abilities
  • The internet, Microsoft Office Suite and subject revision materials via 22 computers
  • Printing facilities – pupil’s require their lanyard to print
  • Monthly magazines and subject related periodicals
  • Reading Cloud online quizzes to test pupils subject specific, and general, knowledge
  • Reading schemes, book talking and author events, competitions
  • LRC Volunteering opportunities: Student library assistant/library ambassador
  • Dedicated post 16 study area
  • chess, draughts, and Board games available during break and lunch times
  • New collections of books including Wellbeing and Resilience, Neurodiversity and Dyslexia friendly

Reading Initiatives

  • Book Buzz- Year 7s choose and keep a book from an exciting selection.
  • 7 for 7 / 8 for 8 / 9 for 9- Small reading group where pupils read a set of challenging texts (7 books in Year 7, 8 in year 8 and 9 in year 9).
  • Reading Rampage- Year 7 & 8 reading challenge. Ten captivating books to read, rate and pass on. Opportunities to win prizes, meet authors and attend the Reading Rampage celebration event.
  • Book talking sessions- Creative Learning Services visit to introduce exciting new titles.
  • One-to-one & small group reading sessions- For pupils who require additional support to access reading challenge(s).


The library houses over 12,000 resources, with provision made for all subjects taught within the curriculum. Additionally, there are new collections of books focusing on Wellbeing and Resilience, and we also have an impressive collection of Dyslexia-friendly and neurodiverse books. Pupils can borrow 2 books at a time for up to 2 weeks, but if more time is needed, they can be renewed by visiting the library.

Overdue books:

  • Reminders are sent weekly via form tutors to pupils
  • Pupils are expected to speak to a member of library staff to return, renew or discuss any difficulty relating to loans
  • After 3 reminders a letter is sent to parents/carers requesting the return of the book(s) or if lost payment to cover the cost of replacement

Useful websites to aid learning


  • The library has a wide selection of revision guides, covering all subjects taught
  • Knowledge organisers and other useful revision materials can be accessed via the school’s student shared area
  • BBC bitesize covers all subjects. For more information visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Library Expectations

  • Allow others to study or read without disruption.
  • No phones to be used in the LRC.
  • No Eating or Drinking in the Library
  • Use the computers for work purpose only. Computer games are not allowed at any time.