Learning Resource Centre


Opening Times

The Learning Resource Centre LRC is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am-3.30pm on Friday. Anyone can use the LRC at morning break, at lunchtime and after school. Post 16 students can use the LRC during the school day in their study periods.

Library Catalogue

You can look at what books you have borrowed, and what books are in the library by using the library catalogue. The catalogue is called Eclipse. Click on the Eclipse logo and it will take you to the catalogue. Ask in the library for your login details.

Accelerated Reader

Students in year 7 take part in accelerated reader. The challenge is to read as many books as they can over the year. Once they have read a book, they take a quiz about what they have read. Students and parents can log onto accelerated reader and see how many books they have read using Accelerated Reader Home Connect : http://Ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/1895554/HomeConnect

Student username and password is given to them in school and written in their planner.

After School Club

The library is open everyday after school for students who want to complete homework. Students can make use of the computers, printing, stationary and staff support. Just drop in after school until 4pm. There are many clubs and activities starting in the library if you are interested in joining a group contact Mrs Thornley or Mrs Benfield.


The LRC provides a friendly, supportive environment where the Learning Resources Manager is on hand to assist students. There is space suitable for group study, individual private study, quiet reading and class visits.

Students have access to fiction and non-fiction books, journal articles, computers and printing facilities.  All students become members of the LRC and are welcome to visit to read, borrow books and complete and print out work. There is no charge to students for using the facilities.

Students are allowed to borrow up to 3 items. Most books are available for a 2 week loan period.  Items can be renewed if students have not yet finished with them and need to have them for a longer period.


Throughout the school year we arrange a variety of events and activities which encourage students to make the most of the LRC and to enjoy using it. These events include;

  • Author visits
  • Book Fairs
  • Competitions
  • World Book Day
  • Book Week
  • Spelling Bee
  • Carnegie Book Awards Shadowing
  • Derbyshire Literary Challenge
  • ‘Book buzz’ scheme