The Gateway to Your Future
Non Selective, Academically Excellent, Independent Co-Educational Prep School in Great Missenden
Exceptional Progress, Outstanding Value - Your Path to Excellence Starts Here. We are proud to provide a remarkable education enriched with unforgettable opportunities and experiences.

Where Every Child is Celebrated

Situated in the heart of the Chiltern hills in the beautiful village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, Gateway School is a co-educational, independent day school for children aged two to eleven, ISI rated ‘excellent’ in all areas. At Gateway School, education is not just about academic success; it is about building a foundation that gives each child the confidence and skills they need to be the best they can be.

Our children leave us as competent and confident individuals, with a secure sense of who they are and are well-equipped to take on their next challenges.
Cath Bufton-Green Head Teacher
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Creating Amazing Childhoods

Creating Amazing Childhoods

Creating Amazing Childhoods

Creating Amazing Childhoods


In the Heart of Everyone

We believe that a strong community connection enriches the educational experience and promotes a supportive network for children, parents, and staff alike. Our community oriented initiatives are designed to involve parents actively in the learning process and to strengthen the partnership between home and school.

Leavers' Destinations

Children at Gateway School undertake exams for the Buckinghamshire Grammar School transfer test and local Independent Schools. We are proud that the majority of pupils receive offers from their preferred senior school. This high success rate is attributed to the academic journey and the positive partnerships between parents and staff, in identifying the schools that holistically best fit the children

Our Stories

Posted: 19 January 2024

Inspiring sporting success

We are thrilled to announce the kickoff of our much-anticipated sporting fixtures and tournaments next week. As we dive into the Spring Term, our focus will be on netball and football. Throughout the upcoming term, we have scheduled an impressive...

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Our Stories
💫 Join Us for Gateway School’s Open Morning in September! 

🏫 Are you searching for an excellent Preschool where your child can thrive, feel secure, and have access to the same specialist teachers and facilities enjoyed by our entire school community? 

📚 Looking for a school environment where your child will not only make exceptional academic progress but also surpass their potential through enriching and unforgettable experiences? 

❓ Not satisfied with your child’s current school for this academic year? 

📆Planning ahead for September 2025? 

❤️ Join us for our Open Morning in September and see firsthand the vibrant and nurturing environment that makes Gateway School a top choice for your child’s education.

🚀 😃 Our dedicated team prepares children for their futures, ensuring they leave us as well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of self. Our academic results speak volumes, as do the smiling faces of the children you will see throughout our school during your visit.

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Open Morning-Wednesday 25 September 9.30-11

To register your interest for our next open morning or to arrange a private tour of the school with our Headteacher, please fill out the form below to book your place and we will be in touch shortly. Alternatively, call Helen on 01494 862407.