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Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

The LRC supports learning and teaching across the school.

Our aim is to develop a life-long love of reading through an exciting programme of author visits, participation in the Carnegie Medal and Excelsior Awards, book fairs, competitions, reading initiatives and involvement in literacy charity projects.  

Students have the opportunity to volunteer to become Student Librarians during the course of the academic year.

What Can You Do In The LRC?

The LRC is a quiet working environment where students can:

  • borrow, return or request books and DVDs;
  • carry out research and study for coursework;
  • use a laptop computer and/or printer;
  • find information and advice on further education and careers;
  • or simply read for interest and enjoyment.

When Can You Use The LRC?

The LRC is open daily from 8am to 4.30pm. It is available throughout the school day for class lessons, one-to-one tutorials and at morning break, lunchtime and after school for independent study.  Year 7 students have timetabled lessons in the LRC to develop literacy and research skills. 

A member of the LRC staff is always available to help you find the resources that best suit your needs.   Students are allowed to borrow up to three items for two weeks.  DVDs and graphic novels have a loan period of one week.

LRC Online Catalogue

We have a large collection of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from to suit all reading levels.  Each student is required to have a reading book on them at all times during the school day. Click here to access the LRC Online Catalogue.

Visit the Ashlyns Archives page to find out more about our collection of school memorabilia.

Stationery Shop

Our stationery shop is open to students at break and lunchtime and sells a wide range of stationery at competitive prices.

Reading Lists

To help parents and students find the right book, the following Reading List suggestions are a useful guide.  Students are encouraged to read as widely as possible to support their studies.  Click here for Year 7-9 Reading List and here for Year 10-11.