Learning Resource Centre
Welcome to the LRC
The LRC provides a bright and spacious environment for students to read and study where we aim to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.
Opening Times and Use
The LRC is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. Students often use the LRC for extra study alongside normal lessons and everyone is welcome to come along to read and relax quietly during break, lunch times and after school.
There are approximately 15,500 books and other resources available for loan to help with homework and study. Our stock is wide and varied and we keep it as up to date as possible with books and wider materials chosen to support the curriculum and to further students’ reading.
We have an extensive selection of contemporary fiction as well as the classics and we’re always interested to receive new suggestions or recommendations for books to purchase. We also subscribe to a variety of magazines, journals and newspapers and offer specialist subject periodicals for further reading up to A-level.
Books are loaned out for three weeks initially and can be renewed upon request. Reminders are issued on overdue loans (and if books are not returned after a reasonable period, we will charge for replacing them). Students can borrow up to three items at any one time. Sixth Form students may borrow up to six books.
There are 30 computers and laptops for use during and outside lesson times for homework and research together with printing and photo coping facilities. We have chess sets, draughts and other board games available for students who wish to relax together…quietly!
We use an online management system called MLS Eclipse (https://eclipse.microlibrian.net). This is the catalogue of all our resources where you can browse everything we have in the LRC. All students and staff can log into Eclipse either in school or remotely, to check their account including their book loans or to reserve items.
Lessons are timetabled to use the LRC for all Year 7 and Year 8 students in conjunction with the English Department. These support the school’s wider literacy focus, help develop study skills and encourage quiet reading. Other subject teachers across all year groups also bring their classes to the LRC to use the resources.
This is open to all students Monday to Friday from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Students are welcome to use the books and computers and a member of the teaching staff is always present to assist if needed.