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Stratford Upon Avon College Campus, The Willows North, Alcester Road, CV37 9QR

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Staff are located at the entrances.
  • Additional entrances and exits are currently in place for students to assist with social distancing.
  • Visitors to the college will still use the main entrance and exit points.
  • Some of the additional entrance and exit points may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Please phone in advance for more information.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, in each classrooms and in corridors.
  • There may be restrictions on the number of people allowed into shared services at any one time.
  • People are advised to keep left in corridors and to keep moving to their destination and not congregate in corridors.
  • Signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering, keep left in corridors and to regularly wash / sanitise hands.
  • Floor signs are in place at the main reception desks.
  • All counters now have protective screens.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • Track and Trace is in use for the Hair & Beauty Salons through the NHS COVID APP.
  • Many of the social areas within the college are closed to prevent student bubbles from mixing.
  • Staggered break and lunch times are in place to assist with social distancing in refectories.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Stratford College Campus is located in the south centre of Stratford and is approximately 8 miles off the M40 via the A46 and Masons Road.
    • There are multiple campus car parks located around the campus with parking for visitors and staff and student permit holders. Parking for visitors and permit holders is free and permits can be obtained from Student Services. There is un marked on street parking available on Willows Drive North.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stop is located in the Willows Drive North Campus Car Park and is approximately 70m from the Main Entrance. This bus route is served by routes 16A, 16X and X16.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Stratford-Upon-Avon and is approximately 200m from the campus. This station is served by Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Trains. The X16 bus goes from the road outside the train station to the Willows Drive North Campus Car Park.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Willows Drive North Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Willows Drive North opposite the campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • On street parking is available on Willows Drive North.

Site/Campus Car Park (Willows Drive North Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the main building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Willows House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 74m (80yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bus stop located in the car park as shown in photograph 4.

Site/Campus Car Park (Accommodation Side Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the left side of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are A, B, C, Oak House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 650cm (13ft 1in x 21ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the C Block.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the C Block.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the C Block Left Front entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rear Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are M, K, J and E.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the E block Rear Right Wing entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the E block Rear Right Wing entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the K Block main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Willows Drive North.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is a revolving door to the right of the main entrance.
    • The revolving door was out of order at the time of survey.

Entrance (Entrance from the Main Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the main reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • Comments View
    • This provides an internal access from the main reception to the front of Block F.

Entrance (Block G)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of Block F leading into Block G.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lecture Theatre(s) (The Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The speakers area is only accessible via the 7 well marked, deep steps with no hand rails.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 67cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

The Gordon Vallins Studio

  • The Gordon Vallins Studio is a large practice studio/theatre.
  • There are two sets of double doors to enter.
  • There is a small stage area at front with a ramp or stepped access as shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • There are 15+ medium, well marked steps for access to the upper wings.
  • There is adjustable lighting within the studio.

Theatre (The Willows Theatre)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front of the main seating stand.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to you.
  • It is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter from the Block G entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the Block G entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the staircase at the rear of the Gordon Vallins Studio.

Lift (The Willows Theatre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter from the main reception entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance from the main building.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift provides access to stage rigging on the second floor and first floor teaching rooms.
    • This lift requires a key to access from the first and second floors.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the entrance from the main building.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and slightly to the right as you enter just beyond the Oasis Cafe.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 222cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Male Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block G entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the standard changing rooms.
    • Photograph 2 shows the accessible toilet within the female changing rooms.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 245cm (7ft 10in x 8ft).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 172cm (5ft 8in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord 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 a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower (Male Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet within the standard changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the similar accessible shower within the female standard toilets.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter from the Block G entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block G entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 43m (47yd 1in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Willows Theatre.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the similar female changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard male changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 20cm step into the shower cubicles as shown in photograph 2.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the standard female showers.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the rear Block F corridor between The Brazz and the Academy Bar and Restaurant entrances.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 35m from the entrance from the main building.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The standard female toilet is located next to the accessible toilet.