Learning Resource Centre

Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre! At Goffs we believe that reading is central to our students’ success and the LRC lies at the heart of the school. On these pages you can find out more about the LRC as well as information on our wider reading activities and advice on how parents can support their child with reading at home.


When is it open?

We currently have a rota in place to ensure you can stay within your year group bubble.

  • Monday lunch time, Years 7, 10 and 12 only
  • Tuesday lunch time, Years 8, 11 and 13 only
  • Wednesday lunch time, Years 9, 10 and 12 only
  • Thursday lunch time, Years 7, 11 and 13 only
  • Friday lunch time, Years 8, 10 and 12 only

As soon as we can, we will revert to our usual opening times. You will be able to come in before school from 8.15am, break times, lunch times and after school most days.

What can I do in the LRC?

The area is designed to provide a quiet, comfortable space for study or independent reading. We have a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction titles including quick reads, graphic novels and a fantastic choice of Accelerated Reader Star Reads. We also recently received our Stonewall accreditation and in the LRC you’ll find an up-to-date selection of books from the Stonewall reading list.


Can I take books home?

Of course! We encourage you to browse the shelves and find books you would like to borrow. This is for a period of two weeks, although they can also be renewed if you would like.


What if I can’t find what I’m looking for?

Our Librarian, Mrs Trippier, will be happy to help you at lunch times. If you’re not sure where to find a book, if you’re looking for a reading recommendation or if you have any suggestions for a book you’d like to see in the LRC, she’d love to talk to you.


What else is available in the LRC?

We have eighteen computers that you can use for study or research. You can also use them to log on and complete homework. The school has a subscription to JStor, a digital library of academic journals, books and primary sources.

We also have chess boards and pieces which can be borrowed from Mrs Trippier.