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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

Learning resource centre

"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) consists of a spacious, comfortable library and a separate IT suite. There is informal seating as well as traditional study areas so that students can take part in recreational activities as well as independent study.  

With over 10,000 resources, our centre caters for all abilities and age groups from Year 7 upwards and offers a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, study guides, specialist magazines, daily newspapers and general interest magazines. There are twenty laptops and eleven desktops available for individual study, homework and research as well as a colour printer/copier.

During lesson times, the centre is mainly used by 6th form for quiet study and research. However, other classes are held in the LRC to take advantage of the learning resources available such as years 7 and 8 lessons, where the focus is on improving literacy skills, research skills and aiding concentration through activities and reading. Years 7 and 8 regularly have quiet reading classes with the emphasis on Accelerated Reader.

At break and lunchtime the LRC is open to students for homework, reading or just simply a quiet place to get away from it all. Additionally, students can enjoy recreational activities such as chess, draughts, Bananagrams, Lego and other games and activities that encourage literacy and numeracy.
Lunchtime clubs are held every week and at each of the clubs the students are allowed to eat their lunches in here and are encouraged to socialize as well as take part in the activities.


The LRC also has a school shop so that students can buy everyday stationery items at virtually cost price including pens, pencils, notepads, ring binders, glue sticks etc.

Wherever possible the LRC is open all day from 8.30 to 3.45 including lunch and break.

LRC Manager: Mrs Snare

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
Jorge Luis Borges