The Learning Centre aims to:
- Support the whole curriculum by providing a balance of books, fiction and non-fiction, and non-book resources appropriate to the school’s needs.
- Support and develop information literacy and research skills.
- Facilitate and promote reading for enjoyment and pleasure.
- Provide a relaxed and constructive learning environment where independent study, group research and reading for pleasure can flourish.
The Learning Centre contains around 9,000 books as well as newspapers, magazines and online resources. To ensure students have access to There are 16 computers for student use, a careers library, school stationery shop and it is the centre for student print services.
We also provide Britannica School which is a citable, online learning resource. The information in Britannica School is aligned to the national curriculum, updated daily and spans a range of media, including video, images and audio content as well as the ability to translate articles. The breadth of resources available means that it is ideal for all abilities for both project-based learning and for those who wish to read more widely or explore an area of specific interest.
The Learning Centre staff are always looking for ways to support students in their learning and wider reading; they actively welcome students suggestions for resources and titles. They are assisted daily by a team of student librarians who help also run library events.
Library lessons are timetabled fortnightly for all year 7 and year 8 students in conjunction with the English Department; these support the school’s wider literacy focus, study skills as well as quiet reading. Other subject teachers across all year groups also bring their classes to the Learning Centre to use the resources.
Learning Centre opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.20am – 3.00pm
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