St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College can offer you the very best in learning and recreational facilities. Our computer suites, science labs, drama, media and music studios and gym are furnished with all the equipment to help you succeed and have fun while you’re here.
Our facilities are designed to give you hands-on experience and provide you with all the resources you need to help you develop the skills required by your industry.
Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
The Learning Resource Centre provides physical collections of more than 23,000 titles consisting of books, DVDs, and audio books. (Duplicate copies adds another 10,000 to the volume). Online it offers access to a e-book collection via the catalogue and thirty databases/websites. Go to https://sites.google.com/sfx.ac.uk/sfx-lrc-portal/home and explore the site. Through the databases/websites users can access millions of articles, ebooks, illustrations and videos. The LRC physical space currently offers 26 study cubicles (10 with power sockets) 4 quick access PCs and 20 bookable PCs. (Pre and post Covid that is 70 PCs and 36 study desks, 20 with power sockets). Students will find an environment conducive to individual research, and silent study.
Collectively these materials and services support and enhance the delivery of the curriculum and the college’s wider knowledge and community focused objectives.
The College's fitness suite is the ideal environment to achieve your personal fitness goals. With state-of-the-art equipment and passionate sport staff on hand for advice, you can find out your nutritional and training specific needs. The fitness suite boasts a wide range of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, battle rope and the token bench press. Once you have completed an induction you are ready to go!
Multi-Use Games Area
Our new astroturf games pitch is suitable for football, netball and hockey training. The pitch is floodlight so evening games are possible.
Music Recording Studio
In September 2014 we launched our new canteen, serviced by the largest independent caterer in the UK.
All products are provided by local and sustainable suppliers so they can present fresh, healthy and tasty food for you,
our students. You will find:
- Starbucks with great value coffee
- Budget sandwiches and daily deals
- Loyalty card to redeem offers.
St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College has a beautiful chapel situated in Xavier Wing, which has been a place of prayer and worship for over 120 years. The chapel affords a rare opportunity for students and staff of any faith or none, to find some peace and space for reflection. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel, which for Catholics, designates this a particularly sacred space. Voluntary Mass is held once a month and additional ecumenical services take place at key times in the academic and liturgical calendar.
The chapel is open every day for students and staff who want some time for silent prayer and reflection. The College also has a designated prayer room where prayer mats and beads are available for staff and students to use. Like the chapel, the prayer room affords any member of the college community a quiet space in which to reflect and pray.
The Chaplaincy is open to students throughout the college day. It is a space to relax and chill-out in, where you can talk to friends, play cards, board games and do work as well. Everyone is welcome to use the chaplaincy and enjoy the atmosphere of welcome and calm it provides. Students are asked to help keep the space clean, calm and stress-free!