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Learning Resource Centre

Newfield Learning Resource Centre comprises a computer suite and a well-stocked library for ages 11 and upwards.

There is a friendly atmosphere with an area to relax with a book as well as ample work space for individual or group work.

The Learning Resource Centre is strongly committed to promoting reading for pleasure.  Data from the 1970 British Cohort Study provides strong evidence for the link between teenagers who read for pleasure and success in later life.

Our Mission is for students to become enthusiastic readers, accomplished researches, and competent users of information.


Opening times

Monday to Thursday   8.00am – 4.00pm

Friday                          8.00am – 3.30pm


Reading Cloud

In addition to the above, our new online system allows students, staff and parents to view our selection of resources online, students are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read, and search for new books that they may like to read.

The Learning Resource Centre catalogue is now searchable online and includes over six thousand books. 

Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help to support our commitment to improving our student’s literacy standards. 

You can access the system using the link to the right or at: www.readingcloud.net

Book of the week

See the download for details. 

Other websites with reading resources are: 

The international Children's Library - a great selection of free to read books

Book Trust - the Book Trust transforms lives by getting children and families reading and helps you find the right book for the reader's ability

Read any Book.com

Links to all the above websites can be found to the right.