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Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre provides support and access to a wide and innovative range of resources. Open to all members of the Lipson family, the LRC encourages independent and self- supported learning. Covering curriculum and recreational reading needs, there is also an extensive choice of technologies available alongside an excellent collection of books. With the LRC loosely arranged into a number of zones, a variety of learning can take place at any one time, e.g. independent study, a research lesson as well as quiet reading. 

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Sitting at the heart of the co-operative values, students and staff in the LRC work both independently and together using books, PCs, Chromebooks, Laptops, iPads and subject journals to research and find information. There is a vast array of online media, resources and technologies available to the students at the touch of a button, go to the Quick Links sections on our homepage for a full list. E-content can also be streamed onto plasma screens for class and small group use.

There is a collection of 8500 fiction and non-fiction physical books, over 2000 E books (see full details on how to access below) and nearly 100 DVDs for hire to staff and sixth formers. Daily newspapers, magazines, subject specific publications, careers information and a well-stocked staff library complete the array of resources available.

A bright and welcoming area where students can study, revise, read and enjoy themselves, the LRC is also home to D.I.A.L. the homework club which operates every day before and after school. D.I.A.L. is staffed by sixth form students who are employed to encourage and support the learning of their younger peers.

Open every break and lunchtime, the LRC is full of things to do; you can read, snuggled up on bean bags, use an iPad during lunch, join the book club, Teen Readers, you might prefer to play cards, Uno, chess or draughts and perhaps join in the fun on Wii Wednesday. The LRC is so much more than a room full of books for both staff and students.  Come in and see how we can support your teaching and learning.


Please click here for some additional Sixth Form Student Resources