Tour of Queens Drive Campus

Introduction

Please find below the tour route that you will follow on your physical tour, with some key bullets about what you will see; please feel free to print this out or view on your phone as you are taken round.

Learning Resource Centre (Library)

  • Has fiction, non-fiction and coursework books
  • You can borrow laptops, chargers, scientific calculators etc and buy stationery here
  • There is a spiral staircase to the rear, leading to an area for private study.

Phoenix Theatre

  • Audience capacity of 250; seats can be moved back to create more floor space
  • Used for student productions, rehearsals and lessons
  • Also used for external productions such as pantomimes and guest speakers.

MAPA corridor (Music And Performing Arts)

  • Soundproofed recording studio on your left and Digital Music production classrooms fully equipped with MACs.
  • Changing rooms for the theatre on your right
  • Two sprung floor dance studios with full room length mirrors
  • On the main corridor: Art & Design, Product Design, Textiles, Media MakeUp and Photography rooms. We have a fully functioning dark room and studio.

Sports Hall

  • Access is via student ID card
  • Includes Gym (left hand side) and a Sports Hall on the right. There are Gym subscriptions for students
  • We have academies for Basketball, Football and Netball.

Wellbeing Corridor

  • These rooms are on your left; they are for students who may be experiencing mental health difficulties or have particular needs. We have mentors who will work with the students
  • Counsellors rooms on right. They offer drop in sessions or are bookable through Student Services. Maths and English Hub (on right) - for students requiring help with GCSE English/Maths
  • Nurses Room. There will be a notice on the door to show when they are in
  • Enrichment Centre (left). At present it is only for planned events that can be COVID safe, however, in normal circumstances, it’s a social area for students to relax.

Student Services (back of Restaurant)

  • Get help with bus timetables, bursaries and references. You can also book appointment with the Counsellors
  • ALS (additional Learning support) department. Students will be referred there for any additional learning support they may need. There is also a room for any ASD students.

Restaurant

  • Seating capacity of several hundred but is currently laid out for COVID safety.
  • Shop, 4 food outlets and a rear patio for use in good weather. Own food can be brought in
  • Also used to for student fairs, open events.

First floor Corridor: Student Resource Centre

  • Classrooms either side are generally representative of others across the campus
  • All rooms are equipped with cleaning materials for the students to use
  • Learning Resource Centre first floor (on right). Students use the PCs to do course work and there is an area for quiet study
  • Science and STEM rooms are on the second floor and include fully equipped labs.

Q&A session in classroom

  • Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about what you have just seen or about the applications/enrolment journey