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St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls - Main Building

155 Tulse Hill, Tulse Hill, London, SW2 3UP

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Introduction

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Tulse Hill.
  • The nearest underground station is Brixton.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Trinity Rise.
    • 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 370cm x 490cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • 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 car park has powered entrance gates off Trinity Rise. There is an intercom at the gates which can not be reached by wheelchair users or from a vehicle.
    • The car park is closest to the sports hall (approximately 20m) and the technology blocks.
    • There are also some standard parking bays outside the main building, at the top end of the site off Tulse Hill.

Outside Access (Tulse Hill Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Tulse Hill.
  • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into the foyer and main reception. There is access to staff offices and stairs to further offices and the headteacher's office from this area. The foyer is on a half level between levels 1-2 of the main building.

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 8 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.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is some seating with arm rests in the foyer (photograph 3).
    • There is no step-free access from reception to the rest of the building.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the 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 double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor 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 steep.
  • Comments View
    • There are steep slopes down from Tulse Hill and from the main car park at the rear of the site.

Outside Access (Dining Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building, giving access to the lower ground floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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).
  • 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is the closest link between the main building and the chapel and music blocks, the drama block and the sports hall.

Level Change (Dining Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the access road alongside the right of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Because of the slope in front of the entrance, there is one shallow step up at the left of the doorway, or two medium steps up at the right of the doorway.
    • From this entrance there are two deep steps down to the dining hall or two deep steps up to the corridor with the pupil toilets (photograph 4).
    • These steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a headset.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M-1-M-2-3.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are classrooms and main hall.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar set of stairs towards the rear of the building.

Other Floors (Access to Science Labs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are science labs, classrooms and staff offices.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located at the Tulse Hill end of the building, near the foyer.
    • There are an additional 15+, deep steps off the right of the foyer, for staff use only (photograph 2). These stairs have the handrail to the left.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the lower ground floor, between the first and second set of doors at the dining hall entrance.

Level Change (Library Mezzanine)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the library entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

Level Change (Access to Classrooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from level 1 to the language classrooms.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar steps on level 1 to the Accord Centre and also on level G down to the art rooms and small sports hall towards the rear. These stairs do not have handrails
    • There are other similar level changes on each floor of the building.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the drama block.

Standard Toilet(s) (Pupil Toilets)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the lower ground floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the dining room entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are two deep steps from the dining hall entrance, or three deep steps from the lower ground floor entrance to the corridor where the toilets are located.
    • There are no male pupil standard toilets.
    • There is a unisex toilet for visitors off the main reception foyer.
    • There is no step-free access to this toilet.

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.