Our facilities

A modern environment which mirrors the workplace…

The school has a range of facilities to provide a complete, safe and secure learning environment in which to socialise.

In 2014, the site underwent a £1.1 million refurbishment to give the fabulous 1920s building a modern feel inside whilst maintaining its overall character. All of our classrooms and learning spaces have Clevertouch Smart TVs that fully-integrate with a range of mobile devices including the students’ tablets.

ICT facilities include a bespoke CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacture) suite with a state-of-the-art 3D and laser printers as well as several other ICT rooms throughout the building.

We also have a dedicated project room that can be used as ‘break out’ space to develop individual and group work and launch project-based learning sessions.

Our three science laboratories are fully-equipped to deliver a rich learning experience for GCSE Science, Health and Social Care and Engineering BTEC qualifications. This includes biometric resources and a range of electronics equipment.

We have a spacious and bright canteen area covering the ground and first floor with full, open Wi-Fi coverage. This area can also be used as a social space between lessons and is available for personal study time.

Virtual tour of Vision Studio School

Facilities off-campus

Also opened in September 2014, the studio school has full access to its sponsor’s world-class engineering centre at Sutton-in-Ashfield. This exciting new facility provides industry-leading teaching spaces, workshops and laboratories for both practical and academic learning.

Those studying health and care have access to training suites provided by the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at King’s Mill Hospital at Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Engineering Innovation Centre

Vision West Nottinghamshire College’s Engineering Innovation Centre opened in September 2014, and is home to the college’s engineering, motor vehicle and fabrication and weld students. The £5.8 million centre houses some of the best engineering facilities in the region, and includes nano, carbon and hybrid technologies – so students learn practical skills using the latest techniques found in industry. 

As well as industrial machinery, students have access to CAD and CAM technologies, allowing them to learn the design processes used in manufacturing and engineering – ready for the world of work.

Virtual tour of the Engineering Innovation Centre

Work placements

Working with over 170 employer partners gives us the unique opportunity to offer students access to wide various of working environments through work placements, with use of industry-standard equipment.