In December 2013 we moved into a brand new building. Our facilities are some of the most up-to-date in the area with two large sports halls, swimming pool, fitness gym, performance hall and brand new science, technology and ICT areas. In addition, nearly £1 million was spent upgrading our computer and electronic provision.
The fitness suite at Wardle Academy has been designed with students in mind. Our exceptional fitness suite equipment has the highest health and safety quality ratings, ensuring that students are able to use the equipment independently and in a safe and secure environment.
Students are encouraged to have healthy and active lifestyles at Wardle Academy. The fitness suite gives our students the opportunity to work on their personal health and fitness in an industry standard environment. This in turn teaches etiquette and independent improvement that our students will take with them once they progress to the next stages in their educational career.
The new school sports facilities includes and all weather 3G pitch. The pitch is frequently used for a range of sporting activities. This environment allows consistent capacity for quality teaching and learning within PE and avoids damages to our student’s progress because of poor weather.
Wardle Academy is fortunate enough to have two indoor sports halls. Sports hall 1 is a part of the new academy build project and Sports hall 2 is a renovation of the old Wardle Highschool sports hall. Both halls offer the capacity for year round activities and are widely used by Wardle Academy and the community around the school.
Wardle Academy is fortunate enough to have its own swimming pool. Currently undergoing refurbishment, the pool is a exceptional facility that enables outstanding additions to our student’s PE and enrichment opportunities. The pool is also a valuable commodity for the local community.
Our performing arts facilities include industry standard recording equipment and a professional theatre. Students are given the opportunity to experience the performing arts in these impressive environments and learn about the technical aspects of Music and Drama such as stage lighting. Wardle Academy is well known for its successful performing arts groups. These facilities are regularly used by these groups in order to put on outstanding musical performances and theatre shows.
Our fully equipped recording studio gives students who are interested in all aspects of modern music practice first-hand experience in the field of their choice. This includes music production, technology, music performance and radio broadcast.
With over £1,000,000 worth of new IT resources and a substantial refresh pot, Wardle Academy has great access to up to date education software and equipment. The new building benefits from a completely new network and infrastructure, providing school-wide free wi-fi, ultra fast internet speeds and a free copy of Microsoft office for all students. The use of tablets has also been increased to provide a truly interactive experience for all students.
This year Wardle Academy has invested in a brand new student library. The library will provide literature and resources both for learning and leisure. The library also has an extensive area for careers and further education resources. Students are encouraged to make the most of their allocated times within the library and discover the wealth of a good book!