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Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The LRC is situated at the heart of the school over two floors and is open to all students during break times and private study periods.

Opening times
Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 4.30pm

The ground floor houses most of the LRC’s physical resources, including over 5,000 fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, journals and DVDs, and has comfortable chairs and cushions to create a relaxed reading environment. The first floor contains plenty of computers and desks for quiet study. The school has a subscription to the JSTOR digital library of academic journals, books and primary sources, to which all staff and students have access.

Students can manage their own library accounts using Heritage Online or the MyCirqa app. All students receive a library induction at the start of Year 7 and Year 12, and are encouraged to recommend new additions to the library stock. Many act as library helpers during the busy lunchtime period, or as student archivists assisting with the management of the school’s archive.


Book Of The Week

Each week, we feature a specially selected book chosen from the school library by our team of student volunteers or a member of staff. The ‘Book of the Week’ can be from any genre – ranging from fiction and graphic novels to poetry or subject-specific non-fiction books for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 – providing something to read for everyone in our school community.