Facilities

We have invested over £14 million in our college facilities over the past ten years. Our students enjoy learning in a modern and dynamic environment and they use new technology and specialist equipment to enhance their studies.

Our fantastic campus and facilities mean we can also offer a wide range of interesting and inspiring enrichment activities and provide a range of services to make college life relaxed and enjoyable.

Learning Centre - The Learning Centre offers students and staff a comfortable and well-resourced area on two floors which combines modern IT facilities and a traditional library.

IT facilities - We have a substantial range of IT classrooms equipped with industry standard software, a modern hardware room with the latest up to date computer technologies including two Apple Mac suites. We have a new CISCO networking suite which provides appropriate students with the opportunity to develop specialist skills and accreditation with CISCO. See also E-Learning.

Creative arts - Creative arts are a particular strength at Strode and we have a diverse range of spacious and specialist work and studio areas to support the many arts and design courses we offer.

Strode Theatre - This professional mixed-arts venue on the college campus has a diverse programme of live theatre, film, music and visual arts. We have a range of other performance and rehearsal spaces including our dance studio theatre. These provide exciting performance and exhibition opportunities for our students.

Dance Studio - A new fully sprung dance and exercise studio was opened in September 2011 providing excellent facilities for a range of dance and martial arts, yoga and various fitness classes.

Music facilities - Our group and one to one practice rooms and recording studios enable music students to develop their skills and work on group pieces. We have two fully operational recording studios and a dedicated Apple Mac suite with a wide range of specialist music software, so students can develop skills across a range of music technology processes and disciplines.

Media - Our radio studio, TV studio and dedicated Apple Mac suite are equipped with industry standard editing software, so students can develop their skills to a professional level.

Hair and Beauty Salons - Our range of salons provide students with the opportunity to develop and practise their skills in an industry standard environment with real clients.

Hospitality - Our training kitchen and restaurant allow learners to develop their skills in a realistic work environment.

Sports - A 3rd generation floodlit sports pitch, multi-use games area, tennis courts, sports hall with climbing wall and state of the art fitness suite. Our sports facilities are also open to the community.

Food and drink - We have four food and drink service areas on campus, using fresh local produce where possible, to provide a range of options to suit different tastes.

College shop - Our college shop stocks most things you should need including stationary, stamps, cards, sketchbooks, files, CDs, DVDs and memory sticks.

Nursery - Strode College Day Nursery is an outstanding nursery (Ofsted 2010). It provides a modern and exciting environment for children aged between two and five, including children whose parents are studying or working at Strode as well as members of the public.

Car Parking - Some 521 parking places are available to Strode College.

Green College - We are committed to developing an increasingly sustainable operation and environment including energy conservation, reduced emissions and water consumption and increased recycling.