Our Learning Resource Centre, known by the girls as the LRC, is a welcoming space for private or group study, for classes, or for girls to simply relax with a good book!
The LRC houses a multitude of resources to support learning across the curriculum and reading for pleasure.
Our fiction sections include the Junior, Young Adult and Senior fiction sections and these are constantly upgraded. In addition, there’s a wide range of non-fiction works, magazines/journals both in paper and digital formats and subscription databases, which enable students to access up to date, reliable and relevant information at the point of need.
Access is provided through CloudBase LRC tile. Furthermore, there are tailored recommended reading lists for the whole school community, including a specific list of books ideal for students with dyslexia.
Laptops are also available for students to sign out as well as a colour copier to use as and when needed.
A place for inspiration and imagination
If you would like a book recommendation, ask our Librarian: Mrs Jakso. We also have Library Assistants, ranging from Year 7 through to Sixth Form students on hand to help other pupils.
A suggestion box is available to all students to put forward their ideas for new books, author visits, or general proposals for the LRC. We also appreciate feedback from and follow up on Student Voice comments.
One of our key aims is to encourage and promote literacy, and to foster a love of reading. Several extra-curricular clubs are based in the LRC, including the Books & Biscuits, The Everything Manga Club, and the Carnegie Shadowing Club.
There are often events, such as non-uniform days, competitions and activities, organised to celebrate dates such as National Poetry Day, World Book Day, and Roald Dahl’s birthday. Girls are also encouraged to take part in fundraising challenges, such as Read for Good.
In Senior School
Year 7 to 9 have timetabled LRC lessons, once a fortnight. During these lessons, an extension of their English classes, girls are taught research skills, as well as being encouraged to enjoy reading for pleasure.