Facilities

Whilst we believe that people, not facilities, are the foundation of a good school, we are proud of both the standard and breadth of facilities that support our teachers in delivering a robust and exciting curriculum as well as many enrichment opportunities.

  • large, airy library situated at the heart of the school
  • all classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards
  • 3 spacious and well-resourced science laboratories
  • the only fully accredited ®LEGO Innovation Studio in an independent school in the North of England
  • extensive suite of technology including iPads, computers, robotics, 3D printers and Virtual Reality technology (from September 2018)
  • two art studios, the upper studio with panoramic views
  • dedicated pottery workshop with pottery wheel and kiln
  • school of music with large rehearsal room, 8 practice rooms and professional recording studio
  • 240 seat concert hall & performance space with lighting and projection
  • 20 metre indoor heated swimming pool
  • Millennium sports hall with gymnasium equipped for a full variety of sports
  • full sized all weather Astro Turf
  • 4 sports pitches
  • 4 hard surface tennis courts
  • over 20 acres of land adjoining the school, for use in sports, recreation and a wide range of events

We also draw on the wealth of opportunities offered by our unique Peak District location – from rock climbing to cross country, kayaking to golf.