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Oasis Academy Johanna

Johanna Street, Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include classrooms, library, hall and after school club room.
  • Comments View
    • Many of the internal doors in the main building are currently too narrow to be considered suitable for users of standard adult wheelchairs. However, the doors are adequate for child-size wheelchairs and walking frames.
    • The school welcomes many pupils with mobility difficulties.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Waterloo.
  • The nearest underground station is Lambeth North.

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/ Blue Badge Visitor 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 using the entrance gates at the end of Johanna Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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 school car park has limited space and is not generally available to parents.
    • Access is offered for visitors with mobility impairments and assisted transport vehicles.
    • There are on-street Blue Badge parking bays on Lower Marsh.
    • The bays are in the form of lay-bys off the main street.
    • There are further on-street parking bays on Frazier Street.

Outside Access (Visitor Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Johanna Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).

Level Change (Visitor Entrance Gate)

  • 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 (Visitor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Johanna Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Visitor 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.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Pupil Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Frazier 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two similar gates on Frazier Street.
    • The pupil entrance gate is the one nearest to Lower Marsh.
    • These gates are held open at the start and end of the school day but locked at other times.
    • The second gate is to the right, nearer Baylis Road. This is used for collecting children from the after school club. The intercom at this gate is out of reach to wheelchair users.

Level Change (Pupil Entrance Gate)

  • 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 moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar slope in front of the gate near Baylis Road (photograph 2).

Outside Access (Pupil Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Frazier Street.
  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Pupil 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.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Outside Access (After School Club & Year 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Frazier Street.
  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance on the other side of the building, from the playground.

Level Change (After School Club & Year 2)

  • 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
    • There is a further ramp immediately after the entrance with handrails on both sides.
    • The entrance from the playground side has an easy ramp in front of the entrance, with handrails on the left going up.

Outside Access (Classroom Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • All the classrooms have doors from the playground.
    • These vary from 75cm to 85cm wide. These doors can be bypassed using the main entrance or pupil entrance.

Level Change (Classroom Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The internal doorways on the original parts of the building are 70cm wide.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.

Outside Access (Courtyard entrances to Yr 3 & 4 and the hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard.
  • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances at each end of the covered walkway across the courtyard.

Level Change (Courtyard entrances to Yr 3 & 4 and the hall)

  • 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.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Years 5 and 6)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading to the years 5 and 6 classrooms.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Changing Places (Hygiene Room)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located off the main corridor.
    • The facility is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 400cm x 290cm (13ft 1in x 9ft 6in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 300cm (9ft 10in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).

Standard Toilet(s) (Children's Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located outside the Year 3 and 4 classrooms.
    • The female and male toilets are 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets that were surveyed are located off the lower years classrooms.
    • The unisex toilet(s) is/are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar male and female toilets outside the years 5 and 6 classrooms.
    • There also toilets off the corridor near the hall. These have a second entrance directly off the playground (photograph 3).
    • This entrance has a medium height step.
    • There are also staff toilets off the main corridor (photograph 4).

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.