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The L.R.C.

The more students read and the more they love to read, the better prepared they will be for the rigours of the modern curriculum.  With this in mind, Ossett Academy’s L.R.C. (Learning Resource Centre) aims to develop a love of reading in every student in the academy.

The LRC is located in the main building of the academy and is a bright, vibrant hub of learning.  There are over 16,000 items in stock.  Students can borrow up to three books at a time for two week periods and they are able to reserve, renew, recommend and review books at any time.

There is certainly something for everyone.  Whether it is the classics from Dickens, Shakespeare and Austen; modern works such as the ‘His Dark Materials’ series or lighter reads such as the ‘Wimpy Kid’ series; it is all here.  There are hundreds of non-fiction texts, magazines, newspapers and leaflets: the only problem is trying to get through the array of wonderful literature on offer.  In addition there are banks of computers and an IT Suite.

There is also a small Post 16 and Careers section.


Stationery Shop

The stationery shop is open before school, at break, lunchtime and after school.  It stocks most of the day-to-day stationery requirements at competitive prices.

Opening Times/Access

The LRC is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Mondays – Thursdays and until 3 30pm on Fridays. Students can access the LRC before and after school and at break time to read, research and study.

To access the LRC at lunchtime, a pass is needed in the student planner, which can be obtained daily from form teachers.



Reading Group

Homework Club

Creative Writing Club


EOCT Book Awards: 

We are one of the founders of Wakefield’s only child-led Book Awards- the EOCT Book Awards. The final grand awards ceremony is held in June each year.


Up and Coming Events:

Poetry/Creative Writing Workshops – 13 November 2018

Renowned poet Craig Bradley is visiting to run a series of fun workshops throughout the morning.


World Book Day – 7 March 2019

Events and activities are planned to take place in the LRC throughout the week that encompasses the day.


EOCT Book Awards: Riveting Reads Shortlisting Event

2/3 students from our 9 participating schools will be attending the Shorting Event in the LRC at Ossett Academy.  As this is a truly child led Book Awards, students will be judging around 45 books in 3 hours in order to select the final 5 shortlist.


EOCT Book Awards: Final Ceremony – 26 June 2019

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