Madeley Academy reopened its doors in September 2009 with a brand new, state of the art building that is fully equipped to aid students and teachers in teaching and learning.
The building is light and airy, and is equipped with an underfloor heating system, air conditioning and automated windows to maintain a comfortable working temperature all year round for students. Student safety is guaranteed with both a security gatehouse on site to monitor people entering and leaving the premises, and approximatly 100 CCTV cameras throughout the facility to monitor the site, corridors and student cloakrooms.
All classrooms are equipped with a display and sound system for teaching, either interactive boards and projectors, or Plasma Display units. We also have double classrooms to allow "team teaching" of large classes, equipped with a bank of computers in each to aid student learning.
We have 5 fully equipped ICT suites, and our CAD/CAM Design and Technology department has a very well equipped facility, with CNC milling machines, laser engravers, and a bank of computers for students to use in lessons to produce project work.
The central core of the building is constructed around our Fitness studio, a fully kitted out workout facility with treadmills, stepper machines, weights, and an electronic "Wellness System" by Technogym, that is available for student and staff use.
The building also benefits from a cutting edge theatre facility for assemblies and presentation, as well as a video editing suite and recording studio to enable us to deliver video "online broadcasts" to staff and students on a weekly basis.
The Vocational Training Centre (VTC) provides specialist facilities for Hospitality & Catering, Hair, Beauty, Land-based Studies and Construction.
A Music Technology Suite provides hi-tech facilities for composing and saving music.