Learning Resource Centre

Welcome to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at St Matthew Academy. We have a library, 30 computers and a workspace with a whiteboard and projector for pupils and staff, and are open to pupils and staff from Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm.

The LRC is a hub of literacy related activity ranging from our weekly reading club, to promoting many literacy-based competitions throughout the year. Follow us on Twitter @StMattAcadLRC for updates on our KS3 & KS4 recommended books, in-house and external competitions, the SMA reader and Lexia user of the week, author visits and much more…

Pupils can borrow up to three books at a time from our growing range of fiction and non-fiction and aim to achieve one of our bronze, silver or gold reading awards, as well as participate in borough-wide activities through the Lewisham School Librarian’s network.

Need some help? The LRC staff can help pupils to choose the right book for them, with fiction divided up by reading age for primary pupils and by genre for secondary pupils. To help support the transition from KS2 into KS3, we are now also happy to announce a transitional section of books aimed at bridging the gap between primary and secondary reading, and helping even more pupils to get into reading!

We aim to have something for everyone in our user-friendly LRC; a calm and inviting environment for pupils to work, read, enjoy all of our resources, and let their voice grow!

Mrs Fields and Mr Blakemore


Primary Phase Access for Guided Reading:

  • Monday: KS1
  • Wednesday: KS2


Secondary Phase Access:

  • Monday: Year 8
  • Tuesday: Year 9
  • Wednesday: Year 10
  • Thursday: Year 11
  • Friday: Year 7

Year 11 pupils also have daily access to the LRC for GCSE revision and coursework.