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Finding Your Way Around
We know that one of the things many new Year 7s find daunting is finding their way round what feels like a very BIG school.
You'll be amazed how quickly you'll start to find your way but have a look at the photographs and virtual tour to help you become familiar with some of the important places.
Remember, you'll have time before the other students return in September to work out how to get around and there are always lots of staff to help if you get lost.
Watch a short film showing you around the school
Here's the main student entrance...
The view from drive and the Harris Wing
This is the quad
Some of our 40+ classrooms
The canteen and outdoor seating
The Learning Resource Centre
And some things you might not expect!
Finally... a map of the whole site
This is a map a student drew of our academy. All the rooms on your timetable will have a letter and a number. See below for what the letters mean.
A = Art block (blue)....even though downstairs there are the humanities rooms (Geography, History and Religious Studies)
N = "New" block (purple) …. even though it doesn’t look very new anymore! All the languages lessons are in here, and our inclusion department for additional support for students.
S = Science block (red)
H = Harris wing (green). THIS is the one that looks new and has all the technology, English and Maths classrooms as well as the library.
G = Gibbs House (yellow). This is the oldest building. This mainly offices and Sixth Form, but also has the music and drama departments and the main hall for assemblies.