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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 3 keep a keen eye on their plants

    Last week, the children set up various experiments to work out the best conditions for plants to grow. This week, they had the joy of finding out the results and there were some shocks! Due to the beautifully hot weather we have had, many of the plants that were kept in ‘sunny’ conditions (that were expected to thrive) did in fact find it too ‘sunny’ and wilted. Although this was very unexpected, it provided the opportunity for lots of wonderful scientific discussion. The children then had to use this to formulate a conclusion. Here is a sample of some of […]

  • Nursery enjoy fun and games outdoor

    The hot weather definitely arrived this week and the Nursery children have enjoyed lots of outdoor fun and games whilst the garden was in shade. In spite of the heat the children continued practising for Sports Day on Tuesday and have been learning some new skills. Their energy and enthusiasm never ceases to amaze us! We enjoyed a walk into Great Missenden, visiting Buryfields to play games in the large space. Before returning to Nursery the children cooled down under the trees and enjoyed an ice lolly! During the next few weeks we are concentrating on moving up and the […]

  • Mrs La Farge’s blog

    Dear Parents As another week comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on what a busy and successful year it has been, so far. Our Year 6 pupils have celebrated success in gaining entry to a wide range of secondary schools, including awards of art and sports scholarships. This year we will see 58% of leavers moving on to Grammar Schools, 31% attending Independent Schools and 11% of children in Year 6 moving on to Upper Schools, Faith Schools or Out of County Schools. Whilst we are very proud of all that our pupils achieve academically, it is my […]

  • Year 6 take part in Primary Maths Team Challenge

    It has been another very busy week for Year 6. In between rehearsals, they have been taking part in the Primary Maths Team Challenge. This has helped them to work together and combine the best of their problem-solving skills. The teams which have cooperated the best have divided the work between themselves effectively and shown great resilience. There is a lot of value in this exercise and it has been – I hope they will agree – a lot of fun too! In RE, we have thought about the story of David and Goliath. Or as we like to call […]

  • National ISA Athletics Championships, Birmingham – Monday 19th June


    Sizzling conditions greeted children from 8 ISA English regions to Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham. The children were competing in a full itinerary of track and field events, (9-16 year olds), battling for medals and to be crowned national champions. Ten Gateway athletes qualified to compete for London North; a huge achievement in itself. The weather was not the only thing that was blistering on the day; some performances, at all age levels, were absolutely outstanding and all the medalists and competitors deserve praise for their ability and effort. The heat was intense and the 600m runners found conditions particularly exhausting! It […]