Huish Sixth

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Huish Academy

 

Huish Episcopi campus is made up of three main areas; Huish Academy, Huish Sixth and Huish Leisure. The Campus accommodates approximately 1800 students and staff, (combined), during term-time and yet is compact and straightforward to orientate.

Huish Academy: Campus site centres around the quad which was constructed in the 1930s with further development over the following decades which have included the addition of a Modern Languages block, a Science block and a brand new Geography block. The Academy campus has two eating facilities the Upper and Lower Refectories which serve the 11-16 student population. There is plentiful outside space for seating and ball games with fields at the North and South sides of the campus.

Huish Sixth: A contemporary building opened in 2010, Huish Sixth is an open, bright building fully equipped for twenty-first century educational needs. Amongst many excellent facilities, Huish Sixth has an imac suite, a soundproofed recording studio, a performance theatre space and an excellent café which serves the 16-18 student population. Huish Sixth looks out over our brand-new, state of the art 4G astro pitch and the outer-lying playing fields.

Huish Leisure: The leisure centre sits at the Southern end of the campus and compromises a sports hall, fitness and dance studios, tennis courts, squash and tennis courts and a 25m indoor swimming pool. The leisure centre is a members facility which serves the local community and the students and staff of Huish Episcopi.

The Library: Welcoming and assisting all learners, Huish Episcopi Academy Library is a vital resource supporting the curriculum and also providing reading for pleasure. Open from 8.30am – 4.30pm, it can seat over 60 students and is used for a whole range of events; from author visits and debates to reading awards and visits from our local junior schools.

Resources in the library include a wide range of genres, text types, and different media. There are over 10,000 books and access to magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and online resources.

The Library also provides a safe environment where students are encouraged to step up and take the lead or work in a group with others. Many students volunteer to become Student Library Staff and are actively involved in offering peer recommendations, selecting resources and planning library events.

The Academy Library plays an important role in preparing students to live and learn in a world of information, helping them realise their potential as informed citizens and to acquire an appreciation for the value of literature.


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