Park Mains High School is a non-denominational, coeducational, comprehensive school which caters for pupils aged from 11 to 18 in six yearly stages.
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The innovative design features a teaching space across three levels. This is defined by a strong brickwork grid, and joined by a two storey management and administration building clad in Rheinzink cladding.
A multi-use assembly hall has a main stage and tiered stadium style seating which has been designed to accommodate local community activities including drama and theatre.
The use of ‘lightwells’ and glass enable a large amount of natural light to flood in giving a bright , open environment and a feeling of space throughout making it a pleasurable place in which to learn and work.
In addition to hi-tech classrooms, and wi-fi access, there are new learning opportunities through breakout areas adjoining classrooms which can be used for a variety of learning techniques.
In addition to a synthetic pitch, there’s is a four court games hall, gymnasium ,fitness suite and dance studio. Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd manages the school’s sports facilities for community and club use in the evenings and weekends.
In the school grounds, there are extensive seating areas and playground terracing areas for pupils to enjoy and socialise during breaks. The grounds have been landscaped and also include wildflower areas to attract wildlife.
Sustainability has been given prominence as shown by the BREEAM environmental certification of B+.
There is also the option for some outdoor learning using the amphitheatre.
The school has approximately 180 visitor parking spaces and 7 disabled parking spaces available for visitors with disabilities.