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    School Facilities

    We are always looking to improve our facilities and our environment for learning and we encourage our students to help us in this through their active involvement in caring for the buildings.

    In recent years the school has been extended and developed with major building programmes. The school has a number of fully equipped computer rooms which are upgraded on a rolling programme and specialist design and technology classrooms. The school has teaching accommodation arranged in five teaching blocks as outlined below.

    Allenby Building

    Science, Maths, Music, PE, Sixth Form Centre and Administration.

    C Building

    Modern Foreign Languages, Latin, Citizenship and Work Related Learning, Psychology, Religious Education and Sociology.

    Dr Evans Building

    History, Geography and Politics, and Language Support Faculty (SEN support and Inclusion) and Library.

    Frances Moore Building

    English, Business Studies and Economics.

    Sir Montague Sharpe Building

    Design and Technology, Art, including facilities for Printmaking, Textiles, Graphical Design and Food, Media and Drama.

    Outdoor Sports Facilities

    There are seven tennis/netball courts and a playing field on-site. We also have a new astroturf area which is marked out for a number of sports. This is floodlit allowing it to be used for longer periods of time. The school playing fields are in Greenford Avenue with two sports pavilions and an excellent range of pitches.

    Medical Room

    The school has a medical room and first aid equipment is available in each area of the school.

    The Student Welfare Officer deals with minor ailments and, when needed, provides comfort and support to students. A school nurse visits on a regular basis.

    IT Facilities

    The school is constantly improving and developing all ICT facilities to keep pace with technological advances. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards across the school. We have fully equipped computer rooms and terminals in many departments and in the school library. The school administration system is also fully computerised.  As far as possible, Students are given ready access to ICT out of school hours. Rooms are open before school and specific after school sessions are run for students to do work-related activities. Every opportunity is given to older students to complete coursework using IT. All students and parents must read and sign the school's E-Safety Rules and Student Acceptable Use Agreement.