Brechin Community Campus

About the campus

Vision

The community campus accommodates Brechin High School, Angus Alive and the council's communities team, along with Dundee and Angus College and the wider community.

During the early stages of the project, we worked with all potential users of the campus to develop a a vision for the facility.

This vision still drives the development and all users – both staff and members of the public – have a role to play in ensuring that this vision is realised.

All groups have, and are being involved, in the delivery of the project and will be involved in its operation.

An ethos group has been established for the campus, consisting of staff from schools, communities, Angus Alive and community representatives. This group supported users with the transition to the campus, and will continue to consult with users and address issues around access and inclusion.

Facilities

There are specific areas in the campus for use by community groups and for sports activities. The majority of areas will be available if required and can be timetabled to suit the building users.

The level of access to the community will vary with the school year, with more facilities available outwith school terms and hours.

There are separate school and community café facilities. The community café is open throughout the year.

Wifi is available throughout the campus for all staff. Arrangements can be made for visitors.

Safety and security

We ensure the security and health and safety of people and property on the new campus through existing arrangements augmented by CCTV and staff vigilance.

Existing child protection guidance and procedures are followed.

There are secure areas/lockers/storage for property, but individuals and groups will be expected to carry out their own checks.

The building is designed to run various activities at the same time, and members of the public will be in the building during the school day to use leisure, sport and community facilities.

The sharing of accommodation by different age groups has positive benefits for the community. It creates opportunities for people of all ages to spend time together and share skills and experiences. This philosophy underpins the campus vision.

There is a staffed reception at the building. Users may have to sign in depending on the purpose of the visit.

You will not have to sign in or wear an ID badge if you are using the café or sports facilities. Council staff and others working on the campus have visible ID.

The school

The unique and individual identity of Brechin High School will remain and be enhanced by the new campus.

New spacious teaching areas provide first class accommodation for pupils and teachers.

Timetabling provides sufficient information/spaces for all teaching staff and here are separate staff bases.

Secure storage is provided throughout the campus for school staff and pupils.

A learning resource centre is available to the public. This is not a lending library. Those wishing to borrow books will continue to use Brechin Library.

During school hours there will is restricted access to teaching areas. These areas are available for other uses outwith school hours.

Some of the school resources, such as projectors, will be available for general campus use.

Pupils, community groups and the public have access to the pool and gym throughout the day. The  full programme is available on the Angus Alive website.

Education lets will continue.

The design of the campus will provide new opportunities for pupils including increased access to digital technology, and increased opportunities for vocational learning.

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Leisure and sport

For the full leisure and sport programme visit the Angus Alive website.

You will be able to use your BActive membership in the campus sports facilities. Charges will be in line with other Angus Alive facilities.

Facilities within the campus are fully accessible for people and pupils with additional support needs.

It may be that some apparatus may not be available, but we will ensure as full access for all as possible.

Free access is available to Care workers/helpers to work with individuals who require additional support.

Angus Alive will be building up a pool of local coaches. With more bookable space, the swimming lesson, junior coaching and adult coaching programme will expand.

Programmes and timetables

Community learning programmes

There is a programme of community learning activities available.

These will be kept under review to ensure they meet community needs, but include:

  • employability programmes
  • adult literacies programmes
  • English for (adult) speakers of other languages
  • youth activities

Leisure and sports activities

Leisure and sports activities are delivered by ANGUSalive.

School clubs

School clubs continue at the new campus.

Timetables and bookings

Timetables for the campus have been developed to suit all groups and users and to balance the needs of the school and the community.

Booking procedures ensure there is sufficient availability of the areas for combined use.

Transport and parking

There are bus links to the campus. You can view the timetable on our public transport pages.

The campus has cycle storage.

You can also walk to the site using the Angus Core Path network.

Free car parking is also available.