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Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School - Sixth Form Centre

Belltrees Grove, Streatham, London, SW16 2HY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The sixth form classrooms are located on three floor levels.
    • There is no internal staircase linking the three levels.
    • Each level has its own entrance.

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.

Opening Times

  • Opening times are the same as the main building.

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 (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the main car park, to the right of the main building entrance.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face 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 clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor only.
    • This includes the study centre and the accessible and standard toilets.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance to Ground Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, facing the rear courtyard.
  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is the main link between the ground floor of the sixth form centre and the three lower ground floor classrooms in the rear courtyard.

Level Change (Rear Entrance to Ground Floor)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the entrance from the rear courtyard.
  • 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 deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Access to Upper Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the corner between the main building entrance and the sixth form centre main entrance.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens onto a lobby linking the A Block foyer and stairs to the first floor of the main building and the sixth form centre.

Level Change (Access to Upper Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Classrooms Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the rear courtyard.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are three identical doors into the classrooms.
    • There are a further three identical entrances to more classrooms on the opposite side of the building, facing C Block.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor - Courtyard Classrooms)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the rear courtyard.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • Using this rear step-free entrance overcomes the external steps from the rear entrance.
    • The route around the buildings to the courtyard has steep sections in both directions.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor Classrooms - Facing Block C)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the sixth form classrooms.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 2 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
    • Because of the slope of the ground in this area, the second set of steps to the right have 5 medium steps.
    • The route around the outside of the buildings to reach these classrooms has steep sections.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Access to First Floor)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 first floor classroom and the study room.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the foyer.
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 220cm (7ft 10in 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • 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 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 mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This facility is also used as an additional toilet for male students.

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.