Knole Academy is privileged to have a variety of wonderful, modern facilities that are set in extensive grounds in Sevenoaks. With our recent new build, and existing refurbished classrooms, our amazing facilities are second to none. We have laptops or PCs in all departments, including wireless and portable laptop trolleys which offer our students access to multi-media technology and the internet throughout all our classrooms and buildings. Every classroom is equipped with an interactive white board and projector and the well-stocked Learning Resources Centre is designed to support learning throughout all the curriculum areas.
In addition to our existing laboratories, our new building, known as The PLACE, offers further Science laboratories, an outstanding Art and Design area, Business and ICT classrooms and music teaching and practice rooms.
Our Sixth Form students now benefit from a purpose built study and social area with its own cafeteria facilities. We believe that students learn best in a pleasant and well equipped learning environment and we can proudly offer this at Knole Academy.
All of our facilities come with free parking, disability parking, showers, toilets and changing areas with lockers and showers, toilets and changing facilities for the disabled.
The Oaks Theatre
Linked to the Oaks Theatre is The Studio, which is a fully equipped state-of-the-art recording studio where sound and vision recordings can be made of live performances as they happen. Recordings can also be made from The Gough Recital Room, as well as the music classrooms and practice rooms. The Gough Recital Room seats up to 50 and has a Steingraeber recital grand.
Our Hospitality Suite comprises a professional kitchen and adjacent restaurant space, and may also be linked to the hospitality refreshments area on the first floor.
Our work related learning department offers a professional hairdressing salon for training and a beauty treatment suite.
There are two fully equipped workshops for our construction and engineering students.
For our Performing Arts Students we have two dance studios both with a mirrored barre, integrated sound system and changing facilities.
Sports facilities include our 3G pitch, with full flood lighting and the recently refurbished ‘MUGA’ area, which can be used for an all-year-round range of sports and training purposes. Our brand new Sports Hall features relevant court markings to play basketball, volleyball, netball, handball, hockey and badminton. There are also cricket nets, bowling machines and trampolines
Located next to the main entrance is a competition grade outdoor climbing wall, with abseil station. The wall is suitable for all abilities and available for single pitch climbing or top roping, as well as multi-pitch, or lead climbing for the more experienced. The wall features 5 pitches with multiple routes which cater for the novice on colour coded holds, to more challenging routes for the seasoned climber.
For abseil training, or those who would like to try abseiling but are hesitant climbers, an internal ladder and walkway system provides safe, speedy access to the summit.
Use of the wall is subject to a qualifications / experience check, or with the use of a Knole Academy instructor.
The provision of these first class facilities support our students’ learning, however we are pleased to announce that we are now offering these facilities for hire to the general public, at a competitive rate.