The Study Centre contains a constantly updated collection of over 13,000 books and resource materials, including works of fiction and non-fiction, many tailored to the curriculum, DVDs and up-to-date newspaper publications. Students are encouraged to make full use of these resources; taking books and DVDs home to support their learning. A love of reading is promoted throughout all years, including Sixth Form.
The Centre itself is split into three main sections; a Sixth Form supervised study area, a quiet reading area and a mezzanine space housing computers for private study and teaching space for Accelerated Reading classes in Years 7 and 8.
As well as physical resource materials, the Study Centre offers a suite of 24 computers. Students of all year groups are encouraged to make use of the IT provisions, which also include, Windows 10 enabled PCs and restricted internet access.
The Study Centre is open from 8.30am to allow students to prepare any work needed for the day’s classes. The Centre remains open throughout the College day, with a drop-in Homework Club being open to all years Monday-Friday from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Lunchtime activities include chess club and craft club that are open and available to students of all years.
The Study Centre is led by a full time member of staff who is on hand to provide support and guidance.