Learning Resource Centre
The LRC is a busy hub of the school providing a bright and welcoming environment for reading and research.
The LRC brings together books and technology to support students and staff for all subject areas. We choose resources to enhance the curriculum and liaise with teaching staff to make sure that everything is meaningful and age appropriate.
Students can search the LRC database, OLIVER, to find supporting texts and websites and can access their LRC account to find out about their own loans and to reserve books.
The LRC promotes reading for pleasure formally and informally. Examples are: helping students to choose a book which will interest them and widen their reading experience, running the Carnegie Medal Reading Group and book club, giving a free book to all year 7 students supporting book based charities such as Readathon. Students are encouraged to recommend titles and authors they think other students might enjoy and the LRC will buy them whenever possible.
We place great importance on selecting texts to cover the whole spectrum of ability and to this end, work particularly closely with the Learning Support Department, Gifted and Talented students and teachers of English.
We work closely with Sutton libraries to provide a collection of eBooks and audio books available to download.
Other resources include PCs, netbooks, printers, laminator, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, local information and a homework club. The LRC is staffed from 8.00 am until 4pm every day.
Important : The LRC uses the same biometric technology to identify users as the cashless catering system. Parents/carers who prefer not to use this method, should write to the LRC Manager, Mrs Young, and an alternative will be arranged.