additional resource centre


mission statement

An eclectic and varied approach to meeting the needs of students with a wide range of physical difficulties with a high level of care and experience.

arc team

Mrs G Pickersgill
Director of Inclusion

Mrs D Tucker
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs F Sharman
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs R Morris
Learning Support Assistant

key facilities for staff, students and visitors with physical difficulties


The Main building has two lifts which service all floors. One lift is positioned in the central hub of the building and the other in the Humanities block. There is no lift to ICT 2.

Disabled refuge points

The main building has disabled refuge points on all floors.


There are two dedicated parking spaces available in the main car park. These are located as close as possible to the main entrance and have ramp access.

Wheelchair access

There are three entrances/exits to the building which are level and allow wheelchair access. Two of these entrances/exits do not have wheelchair friendly doors and have no automatic openers fitted and neither would be easy for a wheelchair bound person to use without assistance. However, the main entrance to the school has a wheelchair/disabled usable door which although does not open automatically does have a large button which can be pressed to open the doors.

The sports complex allows access to the foyer.

Disabled toilet access

There are disabled toilets located around the main building of the school on each floor. Ground floor x 4, First floor x 3 and Second floor x 3

There is no disabled toilet access in the sports complex

Emergency evacuation beacons

The SEN Department classrooms and work rooms along with the main school hall are all fitted with red flashing beacons for dual indication of emergency evacuation procedure. These beacons are installed to assist those with a hearing impairment.