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Facilities for All

Superb Resources

 

Surrounded by open countryside and with over 15 acres of playing fields and landscaped areas. Townsend has one of the city’s most attractive school sites. The school has benefited from much refurbishment and improvement over recent years, resulting in excellent accommodation and resources.

 

 

These include –

  • A state-of-the-art Discovery and Independent Learning Centre that also houses our library and some of our extensive computing facilities – including 50 wireless laptop computers for use in the Independent Learning Centre
  • All teaching areas have broadband fibre optic internet access, interactive computer whiteboards and computer data projectors, as well as traditional specialist resources
  • Seven specialist refurbished hi-spec science laboratories
  • A modern, award-winning classroom suite for the English department
  • Fully-equipped specialist rooms for art and design – including a large photography darkroom
  • A dedicated modern Technology Centre with two fully-equipped food technology rooms and refurbished electronics and resistant material areas/workshops
  • A drama studio equipped with specialist lighting
  • Seven computer suites networked by fibre optic cables that run throughout the school and all with broadband Internet access. The computing facilities are  complemented by a wireless Wi-Fi network accessible throughout the school
  • Dedicated classrooms for the teaching of mathematics and others for the teaching of modern foreign languages
  • We have a partnership with the St Albans Music School, part of the Hertfordshire Music Service, who operate from our purpose built music centre and also deliver our music teaching, organise our visiting music specialist teachers and tuition, and provide extra-curricular music – such as choirs, bands, orchestra, wind groups etc.
  • Dedicated modern religious education and humanities classrooms
  • A modern fully resourced dedicated Sixth Form Centre with study rooms, computer room with student broadband and Wi-Fi internet access, teaching rooms, seminar rooms, and a comfortable Post-16 student common room/social area
  • A large lecture theatre with full audio/visual facilities
  • Picnic and landscaped areas with outdoor seating and two canteens, one of which serves a range of foods at lunchtimes and break
  • Six outside table tennis tables and ten indoor table tennis tables
  • A prayer and reflection room organised by students for students and available for anyone to use
  • A large outside, all weather covered canopy area for students to relax in
  • Covered walkways between main buildings for student comfort
  • All student toilets and changing rooms have been refurbished to a high standard
  • Seminar, conference and training facilities – available for hire but available for use by our students during the day

 

‘Cultural development is enhanced by the the provisions of a superb learning resource centre which is well used by pupils of all ages.’

OFSTED Report

 

Facilities for sport are good and include –

  •  A 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool
  • An (ECB Standard) artificial cricket pitch
  • Six hard surface tennis and netball courts
  • A fully equipped gymnasium
  • Two extensive sports playing fields used for athletics, rounders, football, rugby and other team games

 

‘Cultural development is enhanced by the the provisions of a superb learning resource centre which is well used by pupils of all ages.’

OFSTED Report