LRC- Learning Resource Centre

Learning Resource Centre

Our Learning Resource Centre is expanding all the time. In September, Mrs Ridsdale joined our team as The Learning Resource Centre Manager and has been busy buying new stock and resources for our students to use. With fourteen years’ experience of working in school resource centres, Mrs Ridsdale is looking to introduce new ideas and concepts to the school to help promote and encourage reading and research skills.

The Learning Resource Centre is a place not only for reading and borrowing books but an area for information and learning. We have computers available for students to use and IPads are permitted at break and lunchtimes for educational purposes.

As well as continuing to increase our wide range of fiction stock, other hubs being created in the Learning Resource Centre are a Wellbeing Area, Careers Information Area and a Duke of Edinburgh Information Area.

Encouraging Reading – Information for Parents and Carers

It is sometimes hard for parents and carers to know what the latest teenage fiction is and what our children should be reading. We believe in making reading fun and enjoyable rather than a chore, so finding something your child is interested in is a good place to start when looking for their next favourite read. Choosing a book based around subject matter that appeals to your child is a great way to get them reading. You then need to know what books are out there.

To help you, we have listed below some online links which you may find useful.  These online resources can assist you in choosing not only certain genres, but finding authors your child may like to read, teenage fiction for a certain age group, recommended reading and more!

We have also added to this website our own recommended reading list for Key Stage 3 students (years 7 and 8) which has been created based on experience of what students in schools are reading and enjoying reading.

A Key Stage 4 (years 9, 10 and 11) suggested reading list is also attached for our older students who may be looking for a more challenging read. Ideas on how to improve reading and writing skills is also included in this information, which was compiled by our very own English Department. – I love the Reluctant Readers Section on this website!

In the meantime, if you have ideas, feedback, recommendations or suggestions we would love to hear from you so please contact Mrs Ridsdale on


Click here for the KS3 suggested reading list

Click here for the KS4 suggested reading list