The Blue School

General Information » Facilities

The Blue School is situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills on the northern edge of the City of Wells, with views across its playing fields towards the Cathedral, St Cuthbert's Church and Glastonbury Tor.  The current buildings were originally two seperate schools built between the 1950s and 1960s, but in the 1970 these were merged to form a single campus for The Blue School.  Following completion of the Sports Centre in 1999 and the Science Block extension in 2005, associated remodelling of the whole campus has enabled us to provide the following outstanding facilities for our students:- 

Art
3 classrooms with ICT facilities, plus a Kiln for ceramics and 1 Darkroom..
 
Catering
The Bailey Hall Restaurant, Atom and Gallery Cafés serving a range of plated meals, snacks and drinks.
A fully equipped training kitchen, providing catering training to local work-based apprentices and our own sixth form students. 
 
Design and Technology
6 Technology Classrooms, including 2 Graphic Design ICT suites and an Engineering Workshop.
2 Textiles classrooms and a 6th form ICT suite.
2 Food Technology classrooms.
 
English
9 classrooms, including a dedicated ICT suite.
 
Humanities
3 Geography including a 32-workstation ICT suite and 4 History,
1 Politics, 1 Psychology and 3 Religion and Philosophy classrooms.
 
ICT
3 32-workstation classrooms.
 
Languages
5 classrooms, including 30-workstation ICT suite.
 
Learning Resources Centre
Library with ICT facilities and over 5000 books.
Training Suite.
3 Business Studies classrooms, each including ICT facilities.
 
Learning Support Centre
2 dedicated bases for our students requiring additional support with their learning and being in school
 
Mathematics
8 classrooms.  
 
Performing Arts
2 Music classrooms including The Blue School Radio Station facility.
2 Drama Spaces.
The Milton Hall for performances, including a full lighting rig and sound system.
 
Physical Education
The school has unrestricted use of the Wells Blue Sports Centre's facilities during the school day.
1 Sportshall, with 4 badminton courts, five-a-side football, and trampolining.
1 Gymnasium.
1 Multi Activity Room.
1 Fitness Studio with state of the art cardio and weight training equipment.
1 Weights Room.
3 outdoor basketball areas.
8 outdoor tennis courts.
1 sand based artificial surface all weather pitch, used by both hockey and football.
Playing fields, with 4 football pitches and 3 rugby pitches in winter and a cricket square, long jump pit and athletics track during the summer.
 
Science
12 Science Laboratory Classrooms, including 2 ICT dedicated ICT suites.
 
Sixth Form
A common room and study area for sixth form students use only, with a designated dining area in The Bailey Hall. 
 
Student Council
A dedicated office for students to work on projects, located near the Student Council's garden and chicken run!