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Inspiring young minds

We are a co-educational independent school for children aged 2-11, committed to developing the whole child, in a vibrant nurturing environment.
Our core belief is that 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, now and in the future.
A strong commitment both to academic and creative subjects is balanced with practical and physical activities, ensuring all children will discover their areas of talent, build self-confidence and achieve their potential.
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  Welcome to Gateway

Situated in the heart of the Chiltern hills in the beautiful village of Great Missenden (home of Roald Dahl), Gateway School is a co-educational, independent day school for children aged two to eleven. Its core belief is that 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 now and in the future.  For one this might be academic studies, for another sport, whilst another might find their forte in music.  At Gateway School, all pupils have the opportunity to challenge themselves and to strive to be the best they can be.


  News Feed

  • Year 6 girls Football – Thursday 22 March 2018

    On Thursday the 22nd of March the Year 6 girls from football club went to Prestwood Junior School to play a league match. It was a very intriguing match as Prestwood Junior School were very good. In the first half we were lucky enough that our striker Alice scored 2 fantastic goals!!In the second half the goalie upped her game and we had a few shots but none of them got in because of the goalie’s good saves. Our goalie Grace,saved all of Prestwoods shots so they did not manage to get any goals in! The final score was 2-0 […]

  • South Bucks and Chiltern District U11 Football Cup (semi-final) – Wednesday 21 March 2018

    Twenty nine local school teams entered this competition and the last four teams were contesting for a place in the finals. Gateway were drawn against Chalfont St Peter. Chalfont were dominant in the opening stages of the match: quick to the ball, aggressive in the tackle and comfortable on the ball, putting some slick passing together to force Gateway onto the back foot. The Gateway defence were outstanding, (despite being without Fred W, due to illness) and constantly blocked and broke up the Chalfont’s attacks. Chalfont had several shots but found little to trouble Fred H in goal. Gateway did […]

  • Year 3 perform a play about Greek myths

    It has been wonderful to work with the Year 3 children on our play based on Greek myths. They have loved this topic, both in English and humanities lessons, and their enthusiasm and enjoyment shines through their performances. There is a noticeable improvement in their confidence, acting skills and retention of lines and movements. We certainly set a challenge by giving every child 3 parts to learn! They have certainly demonstrated many of the terms from our Gateway ethos as they ‘aspire’ to bring you a memorable performance. We are so proud of them all. Have a ‘Happy Easter’ and […]

  • Year 5 pay a visit to the British Library

    On Wednesday the Year 5 children were lucky enough to visit the British Library. The focus of the trip was research. We spent the morning in workshops learning about theMöbius strip (ask your children to demonstrate what these are) and discussing whether different texts were fact, fiction or opinion. Your children were very perceptive and engaged in these discussions – which were quite heated on the subject of ‘fake news’. We described, we predicted, we experimented and we reflected – all important parts of research. We also learned that the British Library isn’t just about books; it has a vast […]

  • Sport Relief


    Up and down the country millions of pounds have been raised for Sport Relief this week and we certainly played our part here at Gateway. The tone of the day was set brilliantly by the staff as early as 7.30 am with staff members running laps of the field and some even reaching their age in laps. It’s pretty tough getting up that hill that number of times and it gave the adults a good understanding of the challenge facing the children later in the day. It was then time for a singing assembly with a Sport Relief twist as […]