‘The Zephaniah Learning Resource Centre’ at Ruislip High School

The LRC is the hub of the school, an open-plan library situated upstairs in the central part of the school. The LRC is open to students daily and is managed by Mrs Austen, the LRC Manager.

The LRC is a large, modern space, which was recently renovated and decorated in the school colours and stocks a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction books. Mrs Austen regularly orders new book titles to ensure the LRC stays up to date with the current reads and students also have the opportunity of requesting books.

The main goal of the LRC is to provide a safe and welcoming environment; somewhere students are able to sit comfortably, unwind and silently read during break and lunch, to allow some escapism from the normal school day.

The LRC also has a custom-made book vending machine, which stocks lots of current fiction and non-fiction titles and is incredibly popular amongst students and staff. There are several opportunities for students to win special gold coins throughout the school year, which are presented in assemblies. This allows students to choose a book from the machine to keep or, once read, exchange for a different book from the donated section, meaning students never have to buy a book again!

LRC Opening hours:

The LRC is open before school and during Tutor time between 8:15am to 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students are able to visit the Stationery Shop in the LRC to redeem reward points in exchange for stationery equipment or other additional school items.

Break and Lunch: KS3 silent reading only

10:05am-10:25am KS3 break         12:25pm-1:00pm KS3 lunch

Break and Lunch: KS4 silent reading, revise, complete homework 

11:05am-11:25am KS4 break         1:25pm-2:00pm KS4 lunch

The LRC also forms part of the ‘Above and Beyond’ programme offering a number of clubs after school:

Tuesday 3:00pm-4:00pm Silent reading/homework
Wednesday 3:00pm-4:00pm Silent reading/homework
Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm Book Club
Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm Games Club

 Students can sign up for a club through the Above and Beyond programme.