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 8 000 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
  • Local and national newspapers
  • 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
  • Dedicated post 16 study area
  • Stationery shop
  • Chess and drafts sets available during break and lunch times

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 8 000 resources, with provision made for all subjects taught within the Academy, and multiple copies of titles in high demand. Pupils can borrow up to 4 books at a time with books being loaned for 3 weeks at a time but 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

Stationery Shop

The learning resources centre has a small selection of stationary items available for sale. Items are subject to availability.

To place an order email: library@thecedarsacademy.org.uk

Provide: your name, form and items required. Please ensure you have sufficient funds on your smartcard (Beehive) before ordering.

Items will be delivered via form tutors.







Pencil Sharpener


Ruler (15cm)


Ruler (30 cm)




Pack of 100 revision cards


Correction mouse






Clear Pencil Case



Saver Set: £1.00

  • 3 Pens
  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Ruler (15cm)
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener

Revision Set: £3.00 (Years 10-11)

SOLD OUT : More stock due September 2021

  • Small Exercise Book
  • Half Pack Revision Cards
  • Pack Large Post-It-Notes
  • 4 Highlighters
  • 15 cm Ruler
  • 2 Black Pens
  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 Eraser 
  • 1 Pencil Sharpener
  • 1 Clear pencil case

Deluxe Set: £2.00

  • 3 Black pens
  • 2 Green pen
  • 1 Purple pen
  • 2 Pencils
  • 1 Ruler
  • 1 Protractor
  • 1 Pencil sharpener
  • 1 Eraser
  • 1 Clear pencil case

Scientific Calculators are available from the Maths Department

Revision Guides available from departments


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.