Classrooms and Practical Subjects
The school has adequate accommodation for both classroom and practical subjects, including two well-equipped computer rooms, and two well equipped Business Studies rooms. The school is fully networked thus providing whole class access to Internet and each pupil with an e-mail address. In addition there is a well-stocked library/resources centre which contains computers for pupil use, and every department has a number of computers available as extra teaching resources.
The imposing Main Hall and Balcony can contain the entire school and is used regularly for morning assembly. The Memorial Hall on the first floor has a seating capacity of around 150 and is used for school productions and other activities throughout the session.
The Art Department which has featured in South Ayrshire’s “Open Doors” event has been designed to provide marvellous natural light for artwork, and contains modern equipment necessary to provide a wide range of experiences for young artists.
The school has a fully equipped kitchen and dining hall which offers a wide choice of meals and snacks. There is access from the dining hall to the Central Courtyard which is used as an extension to the dining hall in the summer when the weather is fine. Also in recent years there has been an extensive programme of refurbishment of teaching areas as well as substantial improvements to the exterior of the building.
The school has access to the Old Racecourse and Dam Park Stadium for outdoor sporting activities such as games and athletics, and transport is provided to take pupils the short distance to and from school. The school is very fortunate in being so close to the Citadel, and full use is made of the Swimming Pool and Games Hall there thus supplementing the school’s own PE facilities.