Early Years Open Morning

Friday 9 June 2017
10.00 – 11.00am.  Book here

Tel: 01494 862407

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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Year 3
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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

  • Nursery children excited by volcano experiment


    Our volcano project has come to an end with a big explosion! The experiment provided wonder for the children and enhanced their natural curiosity. They were amazed when they witnessed the volcano erupt. We have been busy talking about holidays and destinations you might travel to. The children who are on holiday next week were keen to tell their peers where they were going and how they were travelling. As part of a group time activity the children explained their own knowledge of a travel agents and together we brainstormed ideas of how to create our own travel agents in […]

  • Quadkids Athletics – 16 May


          Gateway sent a squad of 16 athletes, selected from Years 5 and 6, to compete in a Quadkids competition hosted by Challoners Grammar School. There were 7 schools competing to progress to the next round (Level 3) at Stoke Mandeville. All 16 children competed in two track and two field events and then formed two relay teams of eight (4 girls and 4 boys). There were lots of great performances throughout the squad, especially from the relay team who won their heat by some 30-40m. The scores and positions were calculated by adding the top four girls […]

  • Year 1 use balance scales to weigh things


    Year 1 have enjoyed a wonderful week of Maths. Tuesday saw us weighing items on balance scales; first we had to estimate how many cubes it would take to make the scales balance. We were amazed how many cubes it took to balance everyday items such as a telephone, water bottle and shoe. On Wednesday we went to the hall for a Maths problem solving session with Mrs Rowe and the Year 6’s. There were a variety of challenges for us to solve, from shape problems, to number problems and even a few fractions! On Thursday we went outside and […]

  • Year 6 begin designing an animated story

    Copy of Year 6

    The Year 6s have begun a coding project in which they have to design and program an animated story. To help them with their stories they were all paired up with a child from Reception or Year 1. It was lovely to see the Year 6s working with their partners to discuss their plans for their stories. The Year 6 children are now busy drawing backgrounds, creating sprites and putting their code together. We will be showing the younger children our programs at the end of the this term.

  • Year 5 head home after fun-packed Ironbridge trip


    This week, Year 5 are in Ironbridge. For some, this will be their first time away from home! The trip is packed with learning opportunities and the Severn Gorge is absolutely stunning in May. As well as touring several museums, they are able to make connections between the different types of industry which were going on at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Today they have been to Blist’s Hill, a recreation of a Victorian town. The children love to spend old money and learn about the trades which were around at that time. Year 5 parents should expect their […]