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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

  • Final Assembly Cup Winners

    During our final assembly today the following pupils received a cup in recognition for their effort in the following areas; Josie R – Progress Toby G-K – First Aid Nathan S – Spelling Oscar S – Handwriting These children get to keep their cups until this time next year and should be very proud of their achievements.

  • Mrs La Farge’s blog

    Dear Parents We have truly ended the year on a high. The last days of the summer term have been filled with many fantastic events which we were delighted to share with many proud parents. Thank you all for your support of all the staff and me this last year. We do appreciate it. Missenden Hall came alive to the sound of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 enchanting us with their end of term productions. The children were amazing – the difference from the productions that we enjoyed at Christmas was striking. Thanks to the skill and hard work […]

  • Year 6 Mixed High five Netball – School games final

    The Year 6’s went to the school games final on Friday to represent the Dr Challoner’s partnership in the mixed high five netball after winning the qualifying tournament. The team played superbly even though they haven’t had much time for training this term. There were 9 teams in total and the tournament was played in a round robin format. Gateway had won all games up until match 8 and had not exceeded any goals which was very impressive. Unfortunately, their winning streak came to an end and they lost 2-1 in a very close match but couldn’t be faulted for […]

  • Year 1 – Enormous Turnip finally Pulled out by Farmer and his family

    Breaking news! Farmer Roger was glad of some help this week when he needed a hand pulling out a record breaking turnip he had grown on his Buckinghamshire farm. He called for his wife, his son and daughter, as well as the family dog and cat, but it was the help of a little mouse that made all the difference. Roger conceded, “I couldn’t have done it without them and felt it was only fair we all shared some at dinner time.” The farmer and his wife agreed they had made a delicious soup with the turnip, but still had […]

  • Reception reflect on a great year

    We can’t quite believe that this year has come to an end. When looking back with the children it was amazing to see them remember so many highlights that have made their Reception year such a fun one. In particular, going swimming, our school trips, sports day, the maths problem solving morning, both productions and of course the first day of wearing their own school uniform! Well done Reception, we are really proud of you and we hope you all have a fantastic summer holiday. We look forward to hearing and seeing you progress even further in Year 1! Lots […]