Learning Resource Centre

Through its collections and services, the OSSMA Learning Resource Centre (LRC) supports and enhances the programme of studies at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.  

Situated in the heart of the school on the ground floor, it provides an ideal environment for quiet study, acquisition of knowledge and encourages intellectual enquiry.  Whilst actively supporting an independent approach to learning, we endeavour to give our students, the skills they need to support them in their studies and beyond.

The LRC promotes and encourages reading for pleasure, with particular emphasis on fiction through the promotion of authors, award-winning titles and new releases.  World Book Day celebrations, new book launches and seasonal story writing competitions are also exciting ways in which our students develop a life-long love of reading and learning.

The LRC has a collection of over 10,000 books and a number of other resources.  There is a varied selection to choose from, the comprehensive and varied selection of titles catering to all needs.  

It is also a classroom area containing 26 computers and 8 laptops and an electronic learning surface for students to access popular reading programmes, such as Accelerated Reader (Y7) and Bedrock Vocabulary (Y8/9).  Our popular reading programmes support and enhance our student’s vocabulary and improve their reading levels, along with various other literacy programmes and EAL Linguistic support for our overseas students.

Students and teachers are able to work with the academy LRC Manager to utilise valuable research skills, using traditional and electronic methods.  The English department also runs an after-school book club for those of you passionate about reading and sharing your ideas, as well as a Breakfast Reading Ambassador scheme to support literacy, both are run on a weekly basis.

Homework Club

The LRC Manager, Ms Baker, runs a daily homework club before and after school (details on request) for students to complete their homework in a supportive and welcoming environment.  Homework club is available free of charge to all key stages and is utilised daily. 

  • Before school – 7.45am – 8.15am (Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri)
  • After school – 3.15pm – 4pm  (Mon/Tue/Thu)

Children are to be collected from the academy at 4pm or alternatively given parental permission to walk home unattended. 

Please note that spaces are limited, so please inquire about availability.  Email:  [email protected]