The Wavell School

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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 Geography

PDF icon Human Rights

PDF icon History 
PDF icon IT & Computing

PDF icon LGBT 

PDF icon Mathematics

PDF icon Mental Health

PDF icon PE

PDF icon Race, Identity and Equality

PDF icon RE

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 NC Careers. For more information on Careers and the Resources available visit our Careers Page, come and see Mrs Gilbert in the LRC or Nikki in B Block. 




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

Due to Covid-19 the LRC is currently only open during break and lunchtimes for PC use, homework and silent reading.

Break Year 8 Year 7 Year 10 Year 9 Year 11
Lunch Year 7 Year 10   Year 11


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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.


March 2019

Hampshire SLS Literature Quiz Final 2019

Many congratulations to The Wavell Literacy team Alicia, Breanna, Kaitlyn and Aidan who participated in the Hampshire School Library Service Literature Final held at the Discovery Centre, Winchester during the evening of Wednesday 27th March 2019. They competed against more than 30 Hampshire schools in this prestigious award where Thornden School reigned supreme for the second year running. The audience of parents and librarians helped to make the evening a memorable one, even competing in their own quiz.