The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) plays a central role in supporting learning within the academy. It has a key role in raising standards and maximising progress for all students through development of independent learning, and encouraging reading for information and pleasure.

Our spacious LRC supports all areas of the taught curriculum but also students’ leisure interests, promoting literacy across all age groups.

To support literacy development, we use software called Accelerated Reading. This reading management software programme has a strong incentives scheme with the programme including baseline assessment and retesting six times per year.

All progress is recorded on the database. Students are guided to read age and ability appropriate books with online tests to gauge their understanding. Results are constantly monitored with reading intervention plans implemented where necessary.

Each student has a series of targets set for them together with a reading homework log to enable them to record their daily reading and share with parents/carers, form tutors and English teachers.