The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is the learning hub at the heart of the school. We have an extensive and up-to-date range of fiction as well as books to support the programmes of study at KS3 and KS4. All KS3 pupils have a time-tabled fortnightly lesson in the LRC where they can read and take reading quizzes as part of the Accelerated Reader Programme. This programme provides support and incentives for students to develop their reading skills and learn the art of reading well. We think it is important that our students to read for pleasure as well as for study and parents are encouraged to discuss books and reading with their children and to support the school in valuing the habit of regular reading.
Our LRC careers library is well-stocked with books, pamphlets, college and university prospectuses to assist our students in planning the next stages of their education and future careers. In addition, the LRC computer suite provides students with access to Careerscape and Kudos online careers’ information and advice packages which enable individuals and classes to explore career options.
As well as being a source of books and information, the LRC is home to the All Saints Chess Club and is open for board games, reading and private study before school each morning. It is also open after school for homework support. Those students who take part in our annual shadowing of the Carnegie book prize also meet in the LRC to read and discuss their favourites from the shortlist.