The Wavell School

The Wavell School Specialist Technology College

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Our web-based database called Eclipse, is accessible from any computer enabling you to search the Centre's resources as well as listing websites suitable for cross-curricular use.


Access ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines online via the Sora app.

Log in with your Microsoft Office 365 email and password.

Reading Ladder

Click on your Reading Age to view a list of recommended books available in the Library which will be suitable for you. These are only a guide. We have many more books which will also be suitable so you may also wish to search the Eclipse database or just come and ask if you need guidance.

14+  R3
14+  R2
14+  R1 
12-13   R3
12-13   R2
12-13   R1
U11   R3
U11   R2
U11   R1

Reading Buddies

Our Reading Buddy programme offers a chance for Year 7  catch-up on their reading skills.



Students have access to a well-maintained Careers Resources Library within the LRC and a Careers Consultant from The Prospect Trust. For more information on Careers and the Resources available visit our Careers Page, come and see Mrs Gilbert in the LRC or Tracey in the Careers Office. 



Basic Stationery is available to buy from the LRC at break and lunchtimes.

E Resources

The following eresources are available to directly access via the VLE.


Library Resource Centre   - LRC

The LRC is a thriving area of The Wavell School and is used by students throughout the day. 

Opening Hours

To keep our school safe, we are operating a bubble system whereby each Year Group should only come to the library on their allocated day. The library will be open before and after school, break and lunchtime for you to collect and return books, PC use, homework and quiet reading.

Break Year 7 & 8 Year 7 & 8 Year 7 & 8 Year 7 & 8 Year 7 & 8
Lunch CLOSED Year 11 Year 9 & 10 Year 11 Year 9 & 10

Featured this month...

June 2022 - Pride Month

KS3 Book of the Month: Have Pride - an inspirational history of the international LGBTQ+ movement.


KS4 Book of the Month: Birthday - A love story eighteen years in the making.





Return your library books to your Form Tutor, Librarian or English Teacher.


Recommended Reads

Stuck for ideas as to what to read? Visit our Recommended Reads page for suggested books by reading age

You don't need to be in school to borrow a book!

Access ebooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines online via the Sora app.

Log in with your Microsoft Office 365 email and password.

Other places to access online books: 


December 2019

Good Mental Health in the Library

Apart from reading and research, the library is often a place for quiet reflection. Many of the students see the LRC as a safe haven away from the hustle and bustle of the playground. Sometimes a sanctuary for those with friendship issues.

Last year I attended a seminar entitled Good Mental Health – Let’s Get Talking where we were encouraged to debate the issues around mental health and provide support for students’ well-being in the LRC

Following the seminar, I designated an area of the LRC as a ‘chill-out’ zone for students requiring sanctuary thus widening the choice of space and option of therapy. As a school, we already cater for vulnerable students with outstanding pastoral care in the Pastoral Block, in Learning Support, with the Health and Welfare Officer  and in the Inclusion Room.

Now pastoral staff can book the LRC for these students to do their school work as well as enjoy ‘time-out’ with the jigsaw puzzles, drawing, and colouring provided. Books are also available to read covering all areas of mental health and teenage concerns in our ‘Shelf Help’ display area.

Mrs Seward LRC Manager