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21/02/18

Another cold night for girls netball and this time it was raining too for the Year 8 District Shield Tournament.... https://t.co/cM4RWuy658

20/02/18

The Year 7 Football team travelled to Reigate School for a league fixture where both teams have had recent good... https://t.co/WWfhKhAKdm

16/02/18

Are you up for the challenge? https://t.co/iLVE9zMpQY https://t.co/HGM8MUTcwm

10/02/18

Retweeted From Corbettmaths

Studying for Higher GCSE Maths? Try today's Foundation Plus, Higher & challenging Higher Plus answers: https://t.co/n50J7L6LD9 https://t.co/z10JVAPKro

10/02/18

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Thanks to for speaking to our Year 10 students on behalf of https://t.co/icdtIHI2h3

09/02/18

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Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge! https://t.co/caLYSsQ007

09/02/18

After a slow start to the New Year, the Year 8 Football Team had their first game of 2018. From the off, it was... https://t.co/tLt3VR9oix

08/02/18

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Huge well done to all the students who took part in the GLF Debating competition today. What a talentrd bunch of young people!

08/02/18

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Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and https://t.co/zEWSCCcaTX

08/02/18

Wednesday night was host to a very cold home netball game for the year 9’s against Reigate School. Both teams... https://t.co/PuCzUDUTrh

07/02/18

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Thank you to Hannah from for speaking to our Year 10 students today. https://t.co/QJ1dibyFN0

07/02/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

Congratulations to all the winners of the .... what wonderful entries from the KS3 teams this year- such a fantastic addition! Congratulations and you did your schools proud! https://t.co/475Xcta77e

07/02/18

The Year 7 FB team drew Royal Albert and Alexander away in the 2nd round of the East Surrey Cup. As we were due... https://t.co/iwCVbu5RqA

06/02/18

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press release is out! On we're launching a new and a year-long campaign on . Find out more: https://t.co/5KcrsJcGsj https://t.co/1j86GMlhIr

06/02/18

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Today is Safer Internet Day! We can't wait to see what is happening across the country to celebrate ! Find out more about how you can get involved at https://t.co/A5RMSu69SP https://t.co/Q9PF8vo5BL

06/02/18

Retweeted From Safer Internet Day

is here! We're using this opportunity to encourage kids & young people to help to create a better internet by being kind & respectful to others online, by protecting their online reputations & by seeking out positive opportunities to create, engage and share online! https://t.co/KpyGnncceZ

05/02/18

Current house points totals. https://t.co/VWI18GpMuY

02/02/18

Year 7 and 8 Movie Night 2018 - Thursday, 1st February 2018 from 3.15pm https://t.co/fEZ5sRm4kk

02/02/18

Wimbledon Tennis News https://t.co/5KsYwJRi12

Learning Resource Centre

The Beacon School’s Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located on the ground floor of the Ashcroft building.  It provides a bright and spacious welcoming environment for individual study, class activities and leisure reading.

The aim of the LRC is to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday & Thursday 8.30am - 1.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm.  All students are welcome before school, after school and during break and lunchtimes.  Homework club is available after school for an hour most days and students may use books and computers with a member of staff on hand to help.

Resources

There are over 18,000 books, incorporating both fiction and non-fiction and a selection of daily newspapers and penodicals.  Stock is replenished at regular intervals with current titles always in abundance.  Students are given login details when they join the school which enables them to manage their own account and write book reviews.  'Oliver' is the Library Management System which students can use to search for resources and books that they may need.  'Oliver' also holds a large database of reliable web links and other online resources to help students with their homework or information needs.

Twenty seven computers with Microsoft Office applications with access to the internet and library printer are available during break and lunchtimes. 

Library Lessons

All students in Year 7 are timetabled for a library lesson for an hour a fortnight.  During this lesson students are shown how to use the library, learn about book stock in the library, take part in shared reading and have an opportunity to read and review their chosen books.

Activities

A wide range of activities take place in the LRC, including the Carnegie Shadowing Club,tournaments, board games, bookmark making and book quizzes.  Many in-school competitions and reading challenges run throughout the school year and we are proud that our students have gained significant recognition through national competitions.

Please see Mrs Cox for further information.

Useful Websites

The CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards

Love reading for kids

What should I read next

Booktrust Bookfinder

Reading Zone

Project Gutenberg

World Book day: Book Trailers