Cotlake is an extremely comfortable and relaxed three-storey house, designed to be very much a home from home. The communal area on the ground floor has a large lounge with Sky TV, a DVD player, comfortable sofas, toy boxes with games, puzzles and Lego. The Games Room is equipped with popular table football and air hockey tables as well as computers, an X-box, dance mat and art and craft equipment. There is a kitchen for evening drinks and snacks which the boarders also use at the weekend for supervised cooking. Year 8 have their own chill-out room. Matron’s Room is always open for clean laundry, a chat and lots of tender loving care!
On the first floor there are three girls’ dormitories, bathrooms and toilets as well as the House Parents and Resident Matron’s flats. There is also a surgery where medicine is administered and a single bed for children who want to rest. The second floor houses the four boys’ dormitories, boys’ bathroom and toilets and the Assistant Matron’s flat.