We delight in the setting of our Sixth Form Centre on Brookside, a stone’s throw from the Senior School on Bateman Street.
Nestling in the heart of Cambridge, both sites comprise interesting and historic properties in tranquil grounds on residential roads adjoining the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
No. 2 Brookside provides a secure environment in which A Level students are able to enjoy independence during their Sixth Form studies. It comprises: dedicated subject classrooms for the teaching of A Levels in Business Studies, Economics and Psychology; a silent study room; a social study/computer room; and an extensive careers and Higher Education information and advice suite, all of which are designed to help our students to prepare for life beyond school. A spacious common room and bright kitchen help the girls relax and build their friendships, as does the girls-friendly gym and dance studio.
Sixth Form Art and Design students use ‘No. 47’, our dedicated Art and Photography Centre on Bateman Street, which is fully equipped with four art teaching spaces, a Sixth Form study space, a dark room and a photography studio as well as the very popular Art Café. A Level Drama students love working in our purple and silver Drama studio, and have use of our full-size stage in the main school’s hall for school productions, curricula performances, and Speech and Drama examinations. Our Music facilities, which boast magnificent views across the Botanic Gardens, include a large teaching room with keyboard work stations, an additional room for GCSE and A Level Music studies and individual rooms for peripatetic Music teaching.
The gymnasium is the ideal arena for indoor sports such as badminton, gymnastics and dance. The school also has an outdoor gym for the girls to use, as well as two outdoor table tennis tables and netball/tennis courts on our Senior School site on Bateman Street. The school has invested in redeveloping our outdoor sports facilities on Long Road, to include an AstroTurf for hockey, an AstroTurf for rugby and football, new netball and tennis courts, athletics facilities comprising a running track, long jump pit and high jump and shot facilities, practice nets for all ball sports, a new pavilion (including physio room, kitchen facilities and dedicated changing spaces) and floodlighting. In 2016 we secured a long term partnership with the City of Cambridge Rowing Club (CCRC) to rebuild the current boathouse and provide high quality rowing opportunities for girls throughout the school – extending the provision, which previously has been available exclusively to Sixth Form students.