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LRC During Lockdown

Contacting the school librarians

The school librarians Mr Austin Locke, and Mrs Mitchell, are available if you need any help with your reading, research skills, study skill, help with fact-checking sources or advice on what book to read next!

They will also be updating the library catalogue (!dashboard) throughout this period with book recommendations and other useful information, including links to helpful study aids. Regular newsletters will be sent as a way of keeping in touch and letting you know about exciting books and news from the world of literature.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

We are happy to announce that we have now subscribed to Wheelers eBooks, which gives you access to over 2,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks from home on your computer, smart phone or tablet.

To access your eBook account, please visit the website and login using your usual school’s login details (i.e. Single Sign On).

After logging in for the first time you will be able to download and login via the apps too! You can also browse the eBooks and eAudiobooks via the library catalogue.

Click and Collect Service

We will be offering a click and collect service until February half-term.

1) Check the library catalogue to see if the book is available here:!dashboard

2) Reserve the book

3) Wait for the email letting you know that the book is ready for collection

4) Come to the school’s reception area (or have a member of your household do this for you) any weekday morning between 9am and 11:30am to collect the book

Please note that the books will be on a trolley in alphabetical order by the surname of who has reserved it.

Please only touch and pick up the book that you have reserved.

5) Once you have the book, remove the reservation slip and place it into the white box on the trolley so that we know the book has been collected.

(n.b. There will also be a book returns box at reception).

Opening Hours: 

Monday and Tuesday: 9am to 3:45pm 
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30am to 4pm
Friday 8:30am to 3:45pm

Learning Resource Centre and Library Reading Room

The Learning Resource Centre is staffed by Mr Austin Locke (LRC manager) and Mrs. Mitchell.

The LRC and Reading Room holds over 10,000 resources including: fiction titles for all reading abilities, non-fiction books to support the curriculum, non-fiction titles to support students’ extra curricular and leisure interests. The school also offers over 2,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks, provided by Wheelers ePlatform which can be accessed via computers, smart phones or tablets.

All students have access to the Library Reading room during break & lunch-times and after school. 

Homework Club

Monday to Friday after school until 4pm when Learning Support Assistants are available to assist students with homework.


Students are issued with a library card enabling them to borrow up to 5 items for 2 weeks. Items may be renewed if not reserved by another pupil. Students may suggest items that they would like to see added to stock.

Library/LRC staff aims to promote reading for pleasure and to raise the profile of reading. The school librarians regularly organise reader development activities such as book fairs, competitions and author visits. Library/LRC staff are always happy to assist students in the selection of reading material.

Accessit the LRC Management Software

Students have access to Accessit, the computerised catalogue, which they can use to look up the resources that we hold and whether they are available, to see recent additions to stock and to reserve items. Accessit also offers a communication channel from library staff to students, including signposting to online resources, study skills, research skills and much more! For more information, check out the library catalogue yourself:

Contacting school librarians

Feel free to contact the school librarians if you have any questions or suggestions.

Mr. Austin Locke (Wed-Fri):    

Mrs. Mitchell (Mon & Tues):