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London Nautical School

61 Stamford Street, Blackfriars, London, SE1 9NA

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Introduction

  • The London Nautical School is a boys secondary school with a coeducational sixth form.
  • The new block extension has the sports hall on the ground floor and sixth form classrooms above.
  • The sports hall may be used out of school hours by pre-booked groups.
  • All access to the sports hall is from the main playground or by using the fire doors at each end of the hall. The doors open onto the two parking areas.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is London Waterloo East.
  • The nearest underground station is Southwark.
  • The nearest DLR station is Bank.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located off Duchy Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 460cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Duchy Street entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Duchy Street entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Duchy Street gate is usually only open at school arrival and departure times.
    • At other times it can be opened for visitors.
    • There is an additional car park on the opposite side of the building, off Hatfields.
    • This car park can be used by sports hall visitors out of school hours.
    • There are some on-street parking bays on both side roads.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Stamford Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 65cm (2ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • 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 4 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 (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The desk is about 60m from the Duchy Street entrance.
    • Seating is available in the reception area (photograph 2).

Outside Access (Duchy Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the Duchy Street side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access from this entrance to the lift to the upper floors.
    • Access to reception level is through the main hall and then using the platform stairlift up to reception level.

Level Change (Duchy Street Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Pedestrian Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Stamford Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This gate is the main entrance for pupils.
    • It opens into the main playground area.
    • There is a turnstile 55cm wide to the right of the standard gate.
    • The turnstile is available for students.
    • The wide gate is opened only when required.

Level Change (Pedestrian Gate)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of and immediately beyond the turnstile.
  • 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • After the gate, the playground has an easy slope towards the hall entrance and the sports hall.

Outside Access (Hall Corridor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the main playground.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The first set of doors lead into the hall corridor (photograph 2).
    • From the corridor there is level access into the main school hall using the second set of doors.
    • These doors can only be opened from inside but are held open during events.
    • On the opposite side of the hall are the stairs with a stairlift to give access to reception level.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the main hall, which is also used as a dining hall.
    • Photograph 3 shows the sports hall.

Level Change (Staff Room Corridor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the corridor connecting the Duchy Street entrance and reception level.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These stairs can be bypassed by going through the hall to the platform stairlift.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are offices and an exam room.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional stairs at the rear of the main building (photograph 2), near the lift.
    • These serve levels G-1-2 in the main building.
    • From each landing there are steps up a half level connecting to the floors in the new block (photograph 3).

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the hall corridor entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is located where the old main building joins with the new block.
    • The new block floors are on half levels between the old building floor levels.
    • The lift serves all levels.
    • The door opens on opposite sides for main building and new block floors.

Level Change (Hall Stairs)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located connecting the reception level with the main hall.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium height.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Hall Stairlift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs connecting the reception level with the hall.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - Hall.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the hall corridor entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 95cm (2ft 6in x 3ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • On the day of our visit (March 2016) the lift was not working and we were assured that the lift would be repaired promptly. Please check with the venue before visiting.

Other Floors (New Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are immediately to the left after the sports hall entrance.
    • They are mainly used by sixth form students to access the classrooms above.
    • These classrooms can also be reached by the rear stairs and main lift.

Accessible Toilet (Main Building)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Duchy Street entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at reception level, next to the stairs and stairlift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • 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 not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Outside Access (Sports Hall - Playground Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the main playground.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This is the route for all pupils into the sports hall.
    • There is no internal route from the buildings.

Outside Access (Sports Hall - Public Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park, off Hatfields.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • These doors may be opened when the hall is hired for use out of school hours.
    • The doors can only be opened from the inside.
    • There are similar doors at the opposite end of the hall, from the Duchy Street entrance.

Level Change (Sports Hall - Public Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the entrance may be restricted by parked vehicles.

Accessible Changing Room (Sports Hall - Male)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located next to the sports hall entrance.
  • There is an identical female accessible changing room.
  • The facility is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports hall playground entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 260cm x 165cm (8ft 6in x 5ft 5in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The alarm cord in the female changing room was out of reach at the time of our visit.

Standard Changing Room (Sports Hall)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the sports hall playground entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter the sports hall playground entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female changing rooms.
    • There are additional standard toilets within the changing rooms.

Outside Access (Mobile Classrooms)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the main playground.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor classrooms have separate entrances.
    • There is also an entrance to the stair lobby for the stairs to the first floor.

Level Change (Mobile Classrooms)

  • 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 3 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 (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors (Mobile Classrooms)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional classrooms.

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.