Here at Alsop High School, we feel that the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)is the hub of our school. We pride ourselves on having a centre that is conducive to learning and in particular promotes whole school reading and participation, with many initiatives to encourage students. Our aim in the LRC is to equip students with the skills of independent learning, information, literacy and creative thinking. We are passionate about encouraging children to read, to love reading and to become educated through reading.

The LRC has been designed to help students feel welcomed and supported throughout their visit. It contains a large selection of fiction and non-fiction resources, E Readers, Information Booklets and IT Suite, all readily available and regularly updated. There is also a “comfy area” to give students a quiet and relaxed reading experience. We strive to provide excellent support, advice and resources that ensure our students acquire the very best results. Our varied selection of after school clubs provide a rich assortment of learning opportunities that are both educational and enjoyable.

Manage your LRC Account form our website

Students will now have access to the LRC software, enabling them to access their LRC account. From here, students will be able to review books, reserve books, personalise their account and much, much more. This new interactive homepage is a great addition to the support and resources already available in the LRC. Students will shortly be provided with a username and password; but please see the LRC Manager in the meantime.

Link to the interactive homepage

Top Readers of the Year

Congratulations to our three top readers of the year. They are:

  • Jillie Gorrell 7MDI
  • Abdulah Al Khatib 8TMN
  • Halle Thompson 9ELA

Those students will be receiving a special reward for their efforts.

Another year and another fantastic in school competition was held in the LRC on Friday 30 June. Our Spelling Bee kicked off in spectacular fashion. We congratulate the winners who will go forward to the final in September.

Finally, Good luck to all our GCSE A’Level and BTEC students on their forthcoming results and a fond farewell to all those staff members and students who will be leaving us this year.

End of Year Review 2017

It has appeared from nowhere yet again. The end of another years looms before us. It has been a fantastic year and we have achieved so much in the LRC. Our International Reads shelf is going really well, with lots of resources for our EAL Students to read. We have published our third Alsop News and Ghost Story Anthology.

The LRC has been its usual busy self with plenty of visits for homework, revision, study support and reading. This year in particular 38 of our students have successfully had their poems published in the latest Busta Rhymes Competition and we eagerly await our copy for the Library shelf. Congratulations to all the students who took part in the competition.

Finally, May I say a sad goodbye to Mrs Ballard, who will be leaving us this year for pastures new. Together we have made a great success of the Alsop Learning Resource Centre, providing excellent facilities and resources, in addition to all the wonderful initiatives and opportunities that we have afforded our students. Thank you for all your hard work; you will be sadly missed.

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