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Student Common Room

Hartlepool Sixth Form, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool, TS25 5PF

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in July 2021.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is not hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • Hand sanitisers are not available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

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Getting Here

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front right of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Hartlepool Sixth Form.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 239cm x 589cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 134cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Hartlepool Sixth Form entrance.

Approach (Hartlepool Sixth Form Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Hartlepool Sixth Form Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm.

Other Floors (Atrium)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter, at the centre of the atrium.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the Hartlepool Sixth Form entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are shown in photographs 1-4.
    • There is an identical set of stairs located behind the main flight (shown in photographs 5-8).

Lift (Front Central)

  • The lift is located on the left-hand side of the atrium, to the left of the front atrium stairs.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Hartlepool Sixth Form entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Entrance (Student Common Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Hartlepool Sixth Form main building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • There are bollards at the entrance which reduce the width to 130cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located at the rear left of the common room.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 72cm .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor of the Hartlepool Sixth Form main building, along the rear right corridor as you exit the front central lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor of the Hartlepool Sixth Form main building, along the rear right corridor as you exit the front central lift.