Wyvern College was built in 1958 and the campus comprises a range of buildings which have developed over time to meet the needs of the college staff and students.
The following information is intended to provide details on the layout of the site and other accessibility issues:
- the following departments are on the first or second floors and these can only be accessed by stairs: Learning Support and one Art classroom, Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics, and Maths
- internal access to the Modern Languages department is via a small flight of six steps, although the department can be accessed externally via level pathways
- internal access to the Drama Studio and the PE Department is via a small flight of four steps, although these departments can be accessed externally via level pathways
- the main entrance to the College Hall has level access, although within the Hall, access to part of the seating space and the stage area is via four steps
- the only area of the site currently serviced by a lift is the Library which is on the first floor in a separate block
- externally, pathways and walkways are generally accessible. There is a small flight of six steps at the back of the Technology Department which provides access to the rear of the college, although there is an alternative route available using level pathways
- stair treads and steps have been highlighted to assist those with visual impairments
- the college currently has a portable hearing loop facility which is suitable for one to one conversations, and is in the process of installing a room hearing loop in one of its classrooms
- the college has three disabled toilets: one near the main reception, one in the Modern Languages Department and one in the sports complex at the rear of the college
- there is two accessible shower rooms; one near the main reception and one in the sports complex at the rear of the college
- in relevant public areas, the fire alarm is both audible and visible
- a number of disabled parking places are available across the site.
The college aims to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the individual needs of students, parents, staff or visitors coming onto the site. Each situation is approached on a case by case basis, and we would strongly encourage you to contact the college if you have particular questions or concerns in relation to accessibility.
In terms of accessibility to our curriculum, students in the catchment area or community, with particular special needs are welcomed in so far as our provision is compatible with their needs, the efficient education of other students in the college, and use of resources. The college works closely with external agencies to assess individuals’ access needs in order to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to provide the best educational opportunities for all. Reasonable adjustments are made in terms of rooming and timetabling to enable the physically less able to access the mainstream curriculum provision and extra-curricular activities.