iResearch Centre

iResearch Centre interior at Christleton High School

The iResearch Centre was opened on 12th July 2012 by Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools. It is comprised of two adjoined work spaces. The first room is a computer suite with PCs, an iPad cabinet and study desks with power socket access for students to plug in their own devices. The second is a bespoke library of contemporary teen fiction, A Level texts, information books and reference materials, alongside comfy seating and study tables. Students may also use their smartphones as research aids in our high speed wireless environment. The iResearch Centre, managed by school librarian Miss K Cowley, operates as a Sixth Form quiet study area and a whole school resource, supporting curriculum learning, independent projects and reading for pleasure.

Current iRC User Guidelines

iResearch Centre interior at Christleton High School

Contact details

Miss K Cowley
Tel: 01244 335843 (Extn. 3078)

Post-Covid iRC User Guidelines

iResearch Centre interior at Christleton High School

Reading Cloud

Christleton High School uses a library system called Reading Cloud which allows students to browse its collection of books and resources online. Reading Cloud can be accessed on school PCs through the Student Intranet menu or by Googling ‘Reading Cloud’ on any computer or mobile device. Students and staff should use their regular school usernames and passwords to login and set the School as ‘Christleton High’. Once logged in, students will be able to monitor their own accounts, design a personal profile, look over reading lists, write reviews, watch author videos, and reserve books to be delivered straight to their form rooms.

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In the video tutorial, librarian and iResearch manager, Miss Cowley will instruct all ePlatform members how to login and browse the collection, how to borrow books in EPUB, PDF and audio format, and how to reserve and return their loans. Eplatform will also be used as part of upcoming English lessons. For more information, please email:

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Reading Lists (by Genre) for ePlatform Download