Learning Resources Centre

Monday - Friday: 8am – 3.15pm

“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 Library@thecedarsacademy.org.uk 


The LRC provides access to:

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.


Pen 20p
Pencil 10p
15CM Ruler 15p
30CM Ruler 30p
Rubber 10p
Sharpener 10p
Protractor 15p
Compass 15p
Pencil Case 50p

Saver Set: £1.00

3 pens, 2 pencils, rubber, sharpener, 15 cm ruler

Revision Set: £3.00

3 pens, 2 pencils, rubber, sharpener, 15 cm ruler,

Exercise book, flash cards, pencil case, highlighter pens

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