Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre

A welcoming, attractive, supportive and stimulating environment for all users.



Student reads a book, take an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.

Spring 1 AR Leaders: Most Words Read

1st: 7B4   2nd: 8B4

The Big Read

Our after school reading club ‘The Big Read’ continues to remain popular with members from all years including the Sixth Form. Come and join us on a Tuesday night at 3.15pm in the LRC!




In the Learning Resource Centre we aim to;

• Complement and support the curriculum for both pupils and staff by providing access to a wide range of up to date resources.

• Provide induction to the LRC which will enable pupils to have a sound understanding of various information sources and search strategies, reinforced at different levels when pupils visit the LRC for lessons or independent research.

• Create and sustain independent and enthusiastic readers at all levels.

• Provide a welcoming, attractive, supportive and stimulating
environment for all users.

Non-Fiction. 11,000 books including 6th Form non-fiction.
Fiction. 4600 titles aimed at all abilities.
Reference Section. Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, popular reference works and items from general stock transferred to the reference section to support the curriculum.
Careers Library.
Staff Library.
Videos. Including the Drama Department video collection.
C-D ROMs. Reference collection.
Audio books available to borrow.
Magazines. Curriculum related and general interest.
Computers. 10 networked computers
Printers. Colour and black and white.
Media card reader.
Colour photocopier.
Hire of digital cameras and cam-corder.
Recording programmes from TV.
Tape to tape recording.
Services of the Education Library Service.

Hours Of Opening
Monday to Thursday. 8.30am to 5.15pm
Friday 8.30am to 1.45pm

The LRC is an integral part of Sandbach High School and receives a high degree of support from the Senior Management Team, Teachers and Pupils alike.

We continue to develop and expand, providing stimulating and relevant resources across the curriculum.

The LRC makes a positive contribution to school life and has a vital role to play on the encouragement of independent learning.

The Librarian endeavours to promote a successful reading culture by promoting the value and enjoyment of reading for pleasure. The after school reading club ‘The Big Read’ continues to remain popular with members from all years including the Sixth Form.

The Librarian liaises with Heads of Departments and teaching staff with regard to curriculum requirements and develops resources accordingly. LRC capitation is divided between the LRC and Departments, who are then asked to provide resource lists to support their curriculum area for the following year.

The LRC has strong links with and is supported by the Education Library Service who provide additional resources in the form of books, videos, project boxes and objects to support the curriculum and termly training to support the Librarian.

The LRC is open to staff and pupils throughout the school day and until 5.15pm after school. (1.45pm on Fridays).

Lessons can be booked or pupils sent individually or in groups to undertake independent research to be supervised by the Librarian. Independent learners wishing to use the LRC during timetables lessons do so at the discretion of the teacher taking the lesson.

The LRC strives for an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration where pupils and staff can read and study in a welcoming, supportive and calm environment.