The Wavell School

The Wavell School Specialist Technology College

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We Care to Challenge

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.

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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.

Ladder14+  R3
14+  R2
14+  R1 
12-13   R3
12-13   R2
12-13   R1
U11   R3
U11   R2
U11   R1


PDF icon Bereavement

 British Values


 PDF icon Disability

PDF icon Geography

PDF icon Human Rights

PDF icon History 
PDF icon IT & Computing

PDF icon LGBTQ+ 

PDF icon Marriage & Civil Partnership

PDF icon Mathematics

PDF icon Mental Health

PDF icon PE

PDF icon Pregnancy & Childbirth

PDF icon Race, Identity and Equality

PDF icon RE

PDF icon Sex

PDF icon Science

PDF icon Sociology

Reading Buddies

Our Reading Buddy programme offers a chance for Year 7 and EAL students to 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 Pospect 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. 

LRC Staff

Mrs V Seward  -    LRC Manager

Mrs K Gilbert    -   Business Partnership Manager 

Mrs T Weston  -  Pastoral Admin



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.

CLOSED Year 11 Year 7&8 Year 10 Year 9


Hampshire Book Award 2020

The Winner of the Hampshire Book Award 2020 is Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw. See an interview with the author below...

Shortlisted books:

Lost by  Eve Ainsworth

Earth Swarm by Tim Hall

Nothing but the truth by Dick Lehr

Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw

Slick by M M Vaughan   

Jemima Small versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter

Recommended Reads

Stuck for ideas as to what to read? Visit our Recommended Reads page for suggested books by reading age as well as suggestions and reviews from your teachers.

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

Over 1500 eBooks and 100s of Audiobooks are available from our eLibrary

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Literacy Day Book Swap


We hope you all enjoy your new books and congratulations to our Book Swap raffle winner! 

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

December 2019

We made over £500 in book sales this week during the Scholastic Book Fair which resulted in over £200 worth of FREE books for the library! It is lovely to see so many keen readers.