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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Facilities & Resources

The buildings and facilities at Samuel Whitbread are outstanding. They provide our students and staff with a fantastic environment in which to learn and work. In addition to well-appointed classrooms, we have a number of specialist facilities designed for ‘A’ Level standard work - that are also used by younger age groups. We have a spacious and well stocked library, as well as several independent study rooms for our Sixth Form students. 

For engineering and design technology we have a number of workshops with specialist equipment such as laser cutters and 3D printers. We have 14 science laboratories which are supported by a well-stocked science prep room and a dedicated team of technicians. 

Art and textiles students benefit from a suite of rooms with a range of equipment including Apple computers for design and a kiln for pottery and ceramic work. Our drama and dance students use the theatre and four studios, with sprung floors, lighting, mirrors and sound equipment. Students studying music or film have access to a recording studio and use digital recording kit with high powered editing equipment and the latest industry standard software. 

We have three fully equipped indoor performance spaces including a theatre, hall and activities studio. Physical Education and sport have many hard areas, a new gym, large sports hall (with its own viewing gallery) and extensive grounds and laid out pitches that are second to none!

We have ten specialist computer suites and a number of other IT facilities for students to use.  We also encourage students to use their own devices and we recently upgraded the wireless broadband to accommodate a much broader bandwidth.