Sixth Form Facilities
The Braintree Sixth Form is housed in a purpose built £6m building on the campus of Notley High School, Braintree Arts Theatre and Notley Sports Centre. The building has been designed with the aim of creating a professional working and learning environment suitable for young adults. The general and specialist teaching rooms are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards and fitted to the highest specifications. There are a range of specialist teaching areas including three Science labs, two large computer suites and a Music studio. WiFi allows for considerable flexibility in the use of ICT, with students and staff having Internet access throughout the building.
The stunning 300 seat theatre provides a state of the art venue for theatrical and musical events as well as lectures and conferences. Fully equipped with programmable lighting desk and a professional sound rig including a 16 channel mixing desk, the theatre provides and versatile space for both Sixth Form productions and professional performances.
Students have the opportunity not only to use the theatre for performances but also to work behind the scenes and as front of house staff or theatre technicians operating the lighting and sound equipment during events.
The sixth form has its own cafeteria which is open from 8am to 2.45pm each day. The café offers a range of high quality food and drink, contemporary décor and a relaxed atmosphere. Options include pre-packed items for takeaway, pizza, paninis and sandwiches and a regularly changing lunchtime menu of hot meals.
The sixth form library is located on the first floor of the sixth form building. The Library supports all A level Qualifications and through a wide range of resources in a variety of media. Students have access to book based material, Online and E-resources, Periodicals, Journals, DVD and audio material. Photocopy and print facilities are also available free of charge. Students have access to a Careers Library where information is available on Further and Higher Education, employment, occupations, gap year and voluntary work.
The library offers students a pleasant working environment where they can carry out group work, individual study and reading for leisure. Networked computers are available for use for research, essay writing, project work and access to the Library Catalogue.
The sixth form computerised catalogue system can be used to search for a book, Journal or e-resource. It holds records of all the resources available in the sixth form library. The catalogue can be accessed from any networked computer in the sixth form and accessed remotely from home by via the sixth form website.
The Librarians are available to assist students in all aspects of their research, study and to support them in becoming independent learners. Please refer any questions about the library to Mrs K.Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student social areas
The student common room has been designed to create a comfortable and informal social space. Students have access to lockers in their common room.
Students at the Braintree Sixth Form have access to the Notley Sports Centre which includes extensive playing fields, badminton courts, tennis courts, a gym, sports hall and dance studio.