Kenilworth School

Reading at Kenilworth

Introduction to the Learning Resource Centre

Kenilworth School is very fortunate to have a Learning Resource Centre (Library) on each site. Each LRC provides the students with access to fantastic resources that not only assist with their studies but also give access to a wide range of books for reading for pleasure. Both have computers for use by students for homework and research purposes. As well as books the LRC also subscribes to a selection of magazines both academic and popular.

The LRC at Leyes Lane is available for students to use before school from 8am, break and lunch times. They may also be brought along during lessons to use the resources to research a particular topic. Whilst at the Sixth Form students are able to use the LRC for study throughout the school day.

New students are given introductory talks to explain to them what the LRC has to offer and how the three members of staff can help them.At Leyes Lane LRC there is a Book Club which takes part in the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award and shadows the Carnegie Book Award. Events are held for World Book Day each year and teams regularly take part in the local heats of the Kids Lit Quiz. Whilst at the Sixth Form LRC a mindfulness session is held each Monday before school starts so the week kicks off in the right mood.

Recommended Reading for Year 6 into Year 7

This is a small selection of books that will help you progress your reading as you move from year 6 into year 7. Some of the authors may be familiar, others will be new to you, all will take you away to a different time or place. You may find some of these books in the public library. All will be available to you when you join Kenilworth School.

We look forward to seeing you in September

The LRC Team


Recommended Reading for Year 6 into Year 7

Infiniti Cloud Library

Please use the link below to access the Virtual LRC catalogue of available books, journals and recommended websites.

Access is available to all students by logging in with the same email and password used to access ICT in school. Please click the link below:  

LRC System

For more information or support please contact:

Recommended reads before you leave school

This is Kenilworth’s list of 100 Books to read before you leave school. For ease of use the list has been split in two, one list for Key stage 3 (years 7-9) and one for Key stage 4 (years 10-11). The list is a mixture of classic and contemporary literature. The list is by no means exhaustive and you may feel something is missing, but it will provide you with ideas from a wide range of genres and styles. Hopefully you will find something that appeals to you.

KS3 recommended readsKS4 recommended reads

For more personalised recommendations please either speak to the LRC staff or email

Recommended Reads for 6th Form

Recommended Reads for 6th Form

Recommending a list of books for an audience as diverse as the 6th form is not an easy task. The books on this list are taken from the BBC’s 100 Novels that shaped our world. As you will see this is not a list of 100 titles but rather the list of those suitable for older teenagers and those available in the LRC at 6th Form. If you would like to know more about the original list  and how the panel made their choices please follow this link.

Subject Specific Recommended Reads

Recommended reading lists to accompany most A –level subjects can be found in the my lists section of Infiniti under the tab lists shared with me. For more personalised recommendations please speak to LRC staff.


KS5 recommended reads