Welcome to The Centre for Independent Research, Careers, Literacy and Enterprise previously known as the LRC.
The CIRCLE acts as a hub of learning where all students can study, revise, complete home learning and select and borrow a wide range of books. In school we encourage students to maximise the educationally enriching environment as learners and readers. All students participate in author events and reading initiatives. Students also have the opportunity to develop their independence and leadership in the roles of Junior Librarians and Literacy Ambassadors to further promote reading across the school.
Monday – Friday: 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Any student or member of staff is automatically a member of The CIRCLE and are free to borrow four books for two weeks at a time but can be renewed if necessary. An Overdue policy is in place, students who fail to bring the book back will result in learning meeting or students you will be charged to replace the book if not returned, lost or damaged.
The CIRCLE uses 'Oliver' library management system, below is a link to our system for students, parents and staff to access the catalogue and see the resources and books we have available. If you would like to request or reserve a book, then please ask or email the Librarian, Miss Gray – firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct
- The CIRCLE is a place of learning where you can study/read in complete silence
- Use the printer after school only
- Use all the resources that are available.
- Mobile phones, iPods or any devices are not allowed in the CIRCLE at any time.
- Please follow the Code of Conduct at all times
- Please respect and treat books with care
The CIRCLE has a variety of resources; fiction and non-fiction books. Our FICTION collection is arranged in three main sections:
TF – Teenage Fiction: Years 7-9
YAF – Young-Adult Fiction: Years 9-11
SF – Senior Fiction: Years 11- 13 (6th Form)
Our NON-FICTION collection is arranged according to subject content using the Dewy Classification System. Class number on the spine of each book is a pointer to its subject matter.
We also offer a dedicated Reference, Sixth Form, Shelf-Help, Your Future, Revision & Textbooks and Classics section.
There is an IT facility on the mezzanine level which is used during lessons and for home learning during break, lunch and after school.
The CIRCLE also provides a wide range of magazines, reading lists for all years which are updated with the latest books as well as a review blog which students and staff contributes too as well as book clubs and creative writing clubs for all years. Links to these can be found at the bottom of the page.
Home Learning Clubs
There is Home Learning club before and after school in The CIRCLE. The after school club is a Quiet Zone, which offers you a quiet environment to come do your home learning, study or quite simply quiet reading.
8.00 am to 8.20 am and after school until closing – The CIRCLE
For further studying after school, Room 42 is available until 5.00 pm
Keep updated with the latest through our dedicated Twitter and Instagram channels as well as the link to The CIRCLE Readers blog below.
Remember, if there is a something you want but don’t see,
please ask the Librarian for any help.