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Learning Resource Centre

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  8:30 – 4pm
  • Friday:  8:30 – 3:15 pm

Staff:  Mrs J Rowan

Our LRC is a purpose built library with over 14,000 books and DVDs, newspapers, journals, 8 PCs, an interactive whiteboard, 2 members of staff and a dozen willing student librarians. We operate a rota entry system for lunchtime use. This means the LRC doesn’t get too crowded and everyone gets a chance to use the space. You can see the current days for each year on the LRC door.

We offer advice on what to read; help with research and homework; and have even been known to loan the odd pen or pencil!

Our book stock includes the latest fiction for teenagers and young adults, current publications to help with the curriculum and up to date journals for sixth form study.

slc_2During normal lesson times, the LRC should be a quiet place to work, so if you are sent down to work here during a lesson this is the standard we expect. During breaks and lunchtimes the LRC is busier, with students doing homework, researching, reading, using the PCs or just browsing our collection of books and DVDs.

Every Y7 student has at least 1 session per week in the LRC during an English lesson. The first 3 lessons are spent exploring the LRC, learning how to use it effectively and getting into the habit of finding books.

During the first few weeks of September we take part in the Booked Up initiative which means every Y7 student will get to choose a book from a specially selected collection to keep. High Storrs School fund this project and it has proved to be very popular.

We run the SAS (Study After School) club from 3pm until 4pm Monday to Thursday and until 3:15 on Fridays. Students can come along and do homework, research, read or play a selection of board games we have available.

Each half term we also offer the students and their parents the opportunity to buy books from the Cover 2 Cover magazine. The school library benefit each time someone buys a book by being able to choose some free books for the library.

Book Clubs

At the moment we have 4 book groups running, one for Y7, Y10 and Y11. They meet termly during lunchtime in the LRC, we also have a staff one which meets after school.

Book Awards

We participate in 2 book award schemes.

Sheffield Children’s Book Award has been running for 25 years and we have taken part every year for the past 18 years. Our students volunteer to read the short listed titles and then vote for their favourite. Our combined votes are then sent to Sheffield City Libraries team who collate all the votes from other schools in Sheffield. We then attend the award ceremony in November to see who has won!

Stan Lee Excelsior Award. This award is specifically for Manga and graphic novels. It is run by Paul Register of Ecclesfield School and again our students volunteer to read the short listed titles and vote for their favourite. The award ceremony takes place at Ecclesfield School.

Reading suggestions:

Follow the link to suggested reading lists. Suggested books for Y7