Library Resource Centre

The Library Resource Centre (LRC) is the hub of our school where students can find a wide range of up-to-date materials to support their studies or simply browse for pleasure.

Mrs Bussey is our extremely experienced, full-time, qualified librarian who is always available to offer guidance and a helping hand and is supported by an enthusiastic student library team.

The area is open from early morning until the end of the school day and is well equipped with an excellent user friendly online catalogue, networked computers and laptops along with Wifi.  All of our students have their own email address.

We are always looking at how we can improve and add to our library and a newer addition is iPads and e-readers. We do take the issue of safety on the web very seriously and internet use is supervised on all machines.

We pride ourselves in supporting students as individuals and adapting to their needs and students who are not confident with using the library or computers are encouraged to speak to staff who are always happy to help

There are timetabled and independent study periods and individual study bays are available for those who want to study without interruption. 

Large tables encourage students to discuss their studies and comfy sofas are provided in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to offer a break from more formal studies and for those wishing to enjoy a good book.

Senior Prefects staff the library after school and students can get to grips with their homework or simply sit back and read.

Mrs Bussey has organised visits from well-known authors, including Charlie Higson and Cathy Cassidy, and there are regular book events, reading initiatives and clubs such as Manga, Current Affairs and Craft Club.

We also offer our students the opportunity to take part in ARTiculation, a national competition which encourages young people to embrace public speaking.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) begins and is nurtured in the LRC.

The library is home to our very successful Reading Buddy scheme, where Sixth Formers encourage and support younger students to improve their reading.

Whether it is to take part in activities, do homework, read, have a chat, join the library team or just settle into a sofa to have some down time, you are made very welcome here.