01904 798722 (#5) hello@mce.hslt.academy
Principal - J Cairns
01904 798722 (#5) hello@mce.hslt.academy
Principal - J Cairns


The Learning Resources Centre (LRC)

The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is located in the Hive. A vibrant, bustling hub, housing both print and electronic resources accessible in situ or on the go through Eclipse.net. Students can borrow up to two books at a time, for two weeks. Quiet working spaces for homework, silent reading zones, IT facilities and break out areas for group work/classwork are all on offer in the LRC.

Plus, e-books can be borrowed by downloading the Wheeler’s e-book platform app. Students can renew, reserve and recommend books for the LRC at any time. Book donations are always welcomed!

The LRC’s Showbie Group provides all our students at Manor CE Academy with the opportunity to access some of the LRC’s resources & activities, whilst at home e.g. e-books, book related activities, competitions and quizzes. Encouraging students to gain the many benefits of reading and participating in book related activities, with other likeminded Manor students.

Useful Links:
What is Eclipse.net?
  • Eclipse.net acts like a portal allowing staff and students access to the LRC on the go.

    Students and staff can undertake the following:

    • View our New Stock, 
    • View our Top Ten Books, 
    • Learn about the Author of the Week, 
    • Read Digital (a new newsletter with app of the month, ebooks and useful websites),
    • Access online vetted websites, 
    • Download free ebooks, 
    • Check resource availability before visiting the LRC,
    • Checkout what’s trending at Manor CE,
    • Access your Library account to see if you have a book on-loan or overdue,
    •  Plus, much, much more… 


    Would you like an account? Click here

Opening Times/Access:

The LRC is accessible to students during registration with their Form Tutor and independently at lunchtimes and after school. Closing at 4.15pm Monday to Thursday. All students can enter the LRC at lunchtimes.

However, due to the success of the Mobile Library Service last year it remains in operation, delivering resource requests direct to students at registration through the email/booking form request service.  

Low-cost stationery is available from the Stationery Shop throughout the day and students are able to complete homework, borrow and return books, use computers or their iPads in the zones provided. Plus, it is a space for quiet reading, book discussion and individual study too.  

  • Homework Club: Every day after school
    Homework Club offers students a quiet place to undertake homework with resources at hand and staff support, if required.
  • LRC Student Assistants: On A Rota Basis
    LRC Student Assistants support the Librarian in the LRC at lunchtimes by returning and shelving books, creating competitions for our regular Quiz Thursday lunchtime slot and recommending books for the LRC. Aiding their fellow pupils to find resources through Eclipse.net and in the LRC during peak times.
  • Chess Club Thursday: after-school
    A great place to learn and improve your chess skills through our chess league table. The benefits of chess are well documented. Win prizes and medals along the way!
  • Quiz Day: Thursday lunchtimes
    Compete against your fellow pupils on general knowledge, book related and subject specific quizzes each week.
  • Film Club: Mondays & Tuesdays after school
    Showing films over the course of two afternoons this fun club offers students the chance to discuss the latest films in a warm and friendly setting.
  • Board Game Club: Wednesday after school
    A great club to attend with likeminded board game enthusiasts. It’s friendly, fast pace, and great fun! All manner of games played including: Articulate, Sort-it-Out, Rushhour and battleships. Students are encouraged to bring their own board games in too.
  • Chatterbooks Book Club: Date/Time TBA
    Chatterbooks Book Club is a well-attended Book Club. Exclusively for students in years 7-9 for book reviews, competitions, creative writing and book discussions.    
  • Leeds Book Awards: Date/Time TBA
    This Book Awards offers a wealth of challenging reads with two different age categories. With 5 titles to read within 4 months it’s a challenge and requires a level of maturity to complete! Students who complete the challenge are able to attend the Awards Ceremony to meet all the attending authors.