School Life

School Life at Gateway School

At Gateway School, children are happy, inspired and excited to learn. Guided by our ASPIRE values—Achieve, Strive, Participate, Investigate, Respect, Enjoy—they experience a rich and engaging learning environment that goes beyond the traditional curriculum

Engaging and Creative Learning

  • Diverse Activities: From Philosophy discussions and Japanese greetings to planting trees at Farm School, our children enjoy a variety of creative and engaging opportunities.
  • Experienced Staff: Caring teachers help children be their best, fostering a sense of pride, accomplishment and a love for learning.
  • Practical Experiences: Our curriculum is brought to life through hands-on learning, with connections made across subjects by our dedicated teachers.
  • Specialist Expertise: Children benefit from specialist teachers in sports, languages, creative arts and through our immersive forest and innovative farm school programs.

Future Readiness and Leadership

  • Skill Development: We prepare children for their futures with lessons in Future Skills, Philosophy, Current Affairs, and Computing.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Through roles in our School Parliament and committees, children learn to lead and shape their school experience.
  • Secondary School Preparation: Our well-proven 11+ preparation program ensures children are ready for Grammar, Independent, or Maintained schools. Regular progress discussions and tailored meetings with parents help identify the best fit for each child.

Celebrating Success

  • Healthy Living: Physical Education and Games are central to our timetable, promoting teamwork, leadership, and a positive attitude towards lifelong health.
  • Creative Arts: Art, Design & Technology, Music, and Drama are integral to our curriculum, fostering imagination, communication, and personal expression.
  • Performances and Clubs: We offer numerous musical clubs, individual instrumental lessons, themed STEAM and art days, and inclusive performances.

Pastoral Care and Community

  • Holistic Education: We believe in a holistic approach that values both academic and personal growth. Our teachers build strong, respectful relationships with children.
  • Support Systems: Our Learning Support and Welfare teams, along with trusted external professionals, provide additional layers of care.
  • Parental Partnership: We engage parents in their children’s education, ensuring they feel involved and welcome in the school community.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Co-Curricular Activities: With over forty activities, from Lego Coding to the Gateway Podcast club, there’s something for every interest.
  • Excursions and Trips: Our program of excursions, visits, and residential trips builds on curriculum knowledge, enhances character, and strengthens friendships.

At Gateway School, we believe in every child reaching beyond their expectations, ensuring they leave with a toolkit of skills and strategies for their future endeavours.

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.