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THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE (LRC)

The Learing Resource Centre (LRC), based in the Main School building, is a whole school resource for students and staff. It provides a welcoming and supportive environment where students are encouraged to discover the enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. It has a wide range of stock, space for private study and leisure reading, as well as IT facilities for individual and class use.

Our Aims

  • To encourage reading for pleasure

  • To support teaching and learning within the school

  • To help pupils to become independent users of information

  • To act as a gateway to information sources such as the internet

What's On Offer

  • Reading recommendations - helping students and staff to find a great book to read and to expand their reading horizons

  • Help and advice with research and information skills to help students become independent learners

  • Reading groups for sharing and discussing books, including participation in the North East Teenage Book Award

  • A varied programme of English lessons for all Year 9 students, relating to books, reading and information skills

  • Author visits and other activities

  • Quizzes and competitions for national events such as World Book Day

What's In The LRC

  • Books and magazines for leisure and study

  • Manga books and graphic novels

  • Careers and higher education resources

  • Reference section Daily newspapers

  • Computers for internet access

Opening Hours

8.30 – 4.30 every day (except Wednesday 4pm)

Sixth Form students have open access

Years 9, 10 and 11 have access at designated lunchtimes as well as every day before and after school and at morning break.

Year 9: Monday lunchtime 1.25 – 1.50

Year 10: Tuesday lunchtime 1.25 – 1.50

Year 11: Wednesday lunchtime 1.25 – 1.45

Year 9: Thursday lunchtime 1.25 – 1.50

Years 10 and 11: Friday lunchtime 1.25 – 1.50

Using The LRC

The complete book catalogue (via Searchstar) is available on all computers in school. Books are checked out at the counter for 2 or 3 weeks. Longer periods and renewals can be arranged. Students are welcome to reserve books that are out on loan and to suggest titles they would like to see in stock.

All LRC users should respect the resources and may not bring food or drink into the area.