Library and learning resource area


The Vandyke library and learning resource centre gives access to learning, reading and information resources within the school community.  It is open to students on Monday to Thursday from 8.15am to 4.15pm and on Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm.

The role of the library is to:

provide resources for learning in all formats;

help students develop research and information-handling skills;

provide a place for study, with access to the internet and school network, as well as to printed materials.


  • Ccomputers with full internet access
  • Black and white printer
  • School network access
  • Shelving for over 3,000 fiction and non-fiction books
  • Newspapers and magazines MMA_VanDyke_2010_1_268
  • CD and DVDs
  • Staff library
  • An extensive careers library
  • Private study spaces 
  • Stationery shop
  • Photocopier area and bag storage facilities
  • Sixth form study area
  • Laptops for sixth form use

Library Shop

The Library shop is open every day to sell essential school equipment:MMA_VanDyke_2010_1_3031

Coloured pencils (pack of 12) - 85p

Black or blue biro - 10p

Pencil - 10p

Compass - 25p

Protractor - 10p

Sharpener - 5p

Rubber - 10p

Shorthand notebook - 30p

Highlighter - 50p

15cm ruler - 10p

30cm ruler - 15pIMG_4764

A5 zip wallets - 25p

Glue stick - 50p

White board with pen and eraser in plastic wallet £1.30.

Special offer - £1.50

Exam pencil case: a A5 zip wallet containing 2 black biros, sharpener, 15cm ruler, eraser-tipped pencil, protractor, compass



Mrs D Webb