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Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School - C Block

Belltrees Grove, Streatham, London, SW16 2HY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The drama wing is at the rear of c block.
    • Because of the steep slope, the floor levels of the two wings do not match up.
    • There is also a covered bridge linking c block with the sports hall.
    • The building operates a one-way system, with separate staircases for up and down routes.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Streatham.
  • The nearest underground station is Tooting Bec.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of A and D blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 490cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further area of car parking to the right after the vehicle entrance gate.
    • The drive linking this car park with the main car park and other buildings is steep.

Outside Access ('Up' Stairs Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building facing B Block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change ('Up' Stairs Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance from both directions.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access ('Down' Stairs Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building leading from the access road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the two dinng halls and to the stairs used for the 'down' route.

Level Change ('Down' Stairs Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the access road leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope on the path leading to the entrance from the left.
    • This can only be reached using the steep access road.
    • There is a further medium, unmarked step in front of the doors.
    • This is not bypassed by the slope.

Outside Access (Drama Wing Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the lower car park into the ground floor of the drama wing.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Drama Wing Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the main car park through the lower car park towards the building.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading from the upper car park, towards the drama wing.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • From these steps there are several terraces with entrances directly into the drama wing stair lobby and the sixth form dining room on the first floor.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the dining halls.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photo 2 shows the drama studio on the second floor of the rear wing.
    • The studio has pull-out bleacher seating.

Other Floors ('Down' Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are classrooms, drama studio, and the sixth form dining room.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs serving the 'down' route and also in the drama wing.

Level Change (Roof Terrace Link)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the roof terrace between the buildings up to the drama wing.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading from the roof terrace up the main c block building.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The access to this roof terrace is from a half-landing on the main c block 'down' stairs.
    • It links with level 2 of the drama block, at the same level as the drama studio.

Eating and Drinking (Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the 'down' stairs entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The are two dining halls each with a similar serving counter.

Eating and Drinking (Sixth Form Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the drama wing ground floor entrance, using the stairs.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small sixth form coffee bar on the ground floor of the drama block.
    • This is 5m from the ground floor entrance.

Accessible Toilet (Dining Hall)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the 'down' stairs entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right on entering the right hand dining hall.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 270cm (3ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Sixth Form Coffee Bar)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the drama wing ground floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the coffee bar.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 220cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass around the car parking areas.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.