Learning Resource Centre
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) houses our school library with approximately 9,000 books. It also has local/daily newspapers, a selection of magazines and notebooks computers wirelessly linked to the main school network available to use. Chess sets are also available for students to play at break and lunchtime.
Additionally, the LRC contains our careers resources and information. Teaching and learning resources are also available for teaching staff.
Students have access to the LRC before school, break and at lunchtime. There is also a homework club after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.10 - 4.00pm - supported by the student support team.
All students enrolling at Lealands automatically become members of the LRC. Students initially can take our three library books for three weeks. If books are lost or damaged a replacement cost will be issued.
All Year 7s have an induction into how the LRC works during their first few weeks at school.
During the school term, book club magazines are issued to Form Tutors for students to purchase books. During World Book Week we run a book fair, enabling students to purchase books at a reduced price. World Book Day vouchers are also issued to each student. We also invite authors to come into the LRC to share their experiences with our students.
There is a LRC coordinator to help students find information together with our Eclipse computerised catalogue which allows students to access the system not only in school but also at home and via their mobile phones. Students can reserve books, access internet pages relevant to the curriculum and write reviews.
Suggested Key Stage 3 Reading List
Here is a suggested "challenge yourself" reading list for KS3 students. Please identify yourself as either a more confident, confident or less confident reader. Please note that reading is about enjoying a book of your taste! This list is to be used as a guide if you'd like to challenge yourself, so please don't feel limited or that you can't read a book that's not on your list.
|Less Confident Year 7 Readers|
|2||Apple and Rain||Sarah Crossan|
|5||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Roald Dahl|
|6||Freckle Juice||Judy Blume|
|7||Fuzzy Mud||Louis Sacher|
|9||Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series||Jeff Kinney|
|10||Moone Boy: The Blunder Years||Chris O’Dowd|
|Confident Year 7 Readers|
|1||Goldfish Boy||Lisa Thompson|
|3||Alex Rider series||Anthony Horowitz|
|4||Noughts and Crosses||Malorie Blackman|
|5||The Diamond of Drury Lane||Julia Golding|
|6||Boy Overboard||Morris Gleitzman|
|7||Carrie’s War||Nina Bawden|
|8||The Graveyard Book||Neil Gaiman|
|10||Terror Kid||Benjamin Zephaniah|
|More Confident Year 7 Readers|
|2||The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||Mark Twain|
|3||Wizard of Oz||Frank Baum|
|4||The Diary of a Young Girl||Anne Frank|
|5||Peter Pan||J.M. Barrie|
|6||The Borrowers||M Norton|
|7||Little Women||Louisa May Allcott|
|8||Postcards From No Man’s Land||Aiden Chambers|
|9||Where the World Ends||Geraldine McCaughrean|
|10||H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education||Mark Walden|
|Less Confident Year 8 Readers|
|2||Framed||Frank Cottrell Boyce|
|3||Tug of War||Catherine Forde|
|4||We Are All Made of Molecules||Susin Nielsen|
|5||Wed Wabbit||Lissa Evans|
|7||Jessica’s Ghost||Andrew Norris|
|8||Charlotte’s Web||E.B. White|
|10||Just Call Me the Spaghetti-hoop Boy||Lara Williams|
|Confident Year 8 Readers|
|1||The Box of Delights||John Masefield|
|2||The Hate U Give||Angie Thomas|
|3||Chinese Cinderella||Adeline Yen Mah|
|4||Dragon Keeper||Carole Wilkinson|
|5||Carrie’s War||Nina Bawden|
|6||Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry||Mildred D. Taylor|
|7||Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe||C.S. Lewis|
|8||Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night Time||Mark Haddon|
|10||Noughts and Crosses||Malorie Blackman|
|More Confident Year 8 Readers|
|1||The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||Mark Twain|
|2||The Dark is Rising||Susan Cooper|
|3||The Sword in the Stone||T.H. White|
|4||Jungle Book||Rudyard Kipling|
|5||The Wolves of Willoughby Chase||Joan Aiken|
|6||Never Let Me Go||Kazuo Ishiguro|
|7||I Capture the Castle||Dodie Smith|
|8||Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy||Douglas Adams|
|10||Northern Lights||Phillip Pullman|