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Foundation Library Opened at LPW
18th March 2017

Foundation Library opened at Lancing Prep at Worthing

Heather Beeby, Head of Lancing Prep at Worthing, believes firmly that the library should be the beating heart of a school.  Her aim was to create a welcoming and inspiring place for children to read, learn, research and enjoy. Under the expert guidance of Lancing College Librarian, Serena Marchant, and with a lot of hard work from LPW staff, that aim has become a reality.

At a time when many school libraries are being closed, LPW is delighted to have a completely refurbished library for its pupils. It is a light, bright and fresh learning space with comfortable furniture, PC stations and, most importantly of all, an ever-growing and constantly changing selection of children’s books.

This has been achieved through the generous support of the Lancing Foundation and, appropriately, the new Library is to be known as The Foundation Library. The school is thrilled that the library has been opened by children’s author and journalist, Philip Womack, Sanderson’s 1995–2000 (pictured with LPW pupils, below). The College has a long and illustrious history of OLs in the literary world; Evelyn Waugh himself held the position of school librarian in the 1920s and it is hoped that this Foundation Library will inspire Lancing’s next generation of writers.


Heather Beeby is sure the Foundation Library will be a success with the children. “Our children love reading; our Drop Everything And Read initiative (DEAR) gives every pupil the opportunity to pick up a book during the school week. The Foundation Library may sometimes be silent and sometimes buzz with chatter about the exciting books and stories the children are reading.  It will most certainly lie at the heart of our school and the education we provide for our pupils.”

Lancing Prep at Worthing is an independent Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13 years.  Parents interested in finding out more about what the school has to offer are warmly invited to its next Open Morning on Saturday 18 March, starting at 10.00am.

Please telephone Kay Piper, Registrar, on 01903 201123 for more details.