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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Year 9 Curriculum Choices Evening


The Learning Resources Centre aims to provide appropriate resources to satisfy the information and literacy requirements of all students and staff. The Centre is a facility for study, homework, recreational reading and board games and provides a comfortable and functional surrounding for all of these purposes. 

The LRC is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm each school day (4.40pm on a Wednesday) and is staffed during this time by either Miss Phelan (the LRC Manager) or Mrs Langley (Librarian), and they can be contacted directly on: 01903 229 294.

Everyone using the LRC is subject to adhering to the code of conduct and these are on display in the LRC. This ensures the smooth running of all aspects of the LRC and a productive working environment.

The LRC has a wide range of resources available for study and recreational purposes as well as 30 networked computers. We also have a colour printer/photocopier which students can use for a small charge or can print freely when taking part in a lesson in the LRC.

Accelerated Reader is run for students in Year's 7, 8 and 9 and this is promoted in their fortnightly library lessons. AR is a proven way of improving literacy in schools whilst motivating pupils of all ages and abilities to read more books for pleasure. For information on AR Click Here.

You can monitor your child’s progress through Home Connect, your child can provide you with their username and password and you can login at:  Website:

See below a small video about Accelerated Reader:

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There are regular topical displays and the students often take part in these along with competitions which are run most terms. 

Further information on loans, code of conduct and printing costs can be found in the Information and Behaviour Guidelines below.

Follow us on Twitter! @WorthingHighLRC

Author Visits

We are delighted to have had a number of authors visit Worthing High School.

To date we have hosted the following events: 


Book Clubs

We are very proud of the book clubs running in the LRC and have some very enthusiastic students taking part.  The clubs provide a great opportunity for them to experience new authors/genres as well as making new friends over lively book discussions. Everyone is welcome whatever your reading ability.  We meet every fortnight in the LRC.  We also take part in The Sussex Coast Schools’ Amazing Book Awards and Southern Schools Book Awards


We started The Sussex Coast Schools’ Amazing Book Awards in 2012 along with 3 other local school librarians.  The aim was to create an award where students felt fully involved from start to finish.  The books are chosen by the students and they vote for their favourites.  The reading process is rounded off with an ‘amazing’ presentation evening where students get to meet all the shortlisted authors.  We are proud to say that in 2018 we had 32 schools enrolled.  For more information: 

The Amazing Book Awards

The Southern Schools Book Awards

AccessIT Library System

We have a fantastic library system which everyone can access from school, at home and even on your mobile device.
The link to the library system is below and once you click on this it will take you to the home page.  From here you can see what loans you have out and when they are due back.
You can also write reviews on your books and look up what other students and teachers have written about the books they have read.  There are also numerous reading lists, such as Top 20 Year 7 Books and the 13 by 13 reading challenge, under ‘quick lists’.  You can also search under ‘visual search’ for Accelerated Reading books in your reading level.
To access the Accessit Library System please click here