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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

  • Bucks Schools Cross Country Championships – Wednesday 7 February 2018


    A squad of 12 Gateway runners competed at this event on a bitterly cold morning at Cottesloe School, Wing. The course for Year 5 and 6 was set at 1700m over hilly farmland and countryside. Luckily the sun emerged to give a little warmth to the runners. The children coped well with the challenging course and conditions; most of the ground was just about soft enough to take a stud or spike but there were occasional areas of permafrost and tundra to cope with. All the runners agreed it was the most difficult run so far this season. Year 5 […]

  • Take One Picture

    Bird TOP

    The anticipation has been building at school over the past weeks for this year’s painting of choice for Take One Picture 2018. This week the wait was over as the teachers introduced the painting to the children in their own creative ways. Drum roll….this year our painting of choice is ” Experiment on a bird in an air pump” by Joseph Wright of Derby 1768 and it can be found in room 34 of the National Gallery. On the INSET day, all the staff went to London to stand before the painting in person; they made drawings, created poetry and […]

  • World Book Day


    World Book Day is being celebrated in school on Friday 2nd March. Click WBD to link to the national web page for more information and ideas for activities with a reading focus to do over the holidays. I have chosen a theme of houses and homes because it can cover many areas of the curriculum. I thought the children could think about what home means to them. We will read stories around this theme on the 2nd. Of course, no book day would be complete without the children dressed up as a favourite book character! There is no charge for […]

  • Year 3 learn about Ancient Greek architecture

    This week, Year 3 have been eagerly anticipating their upcoming trip to The British Museum. The children have been learning about Ancient Greek architecture and have identified different styles of columns on buildings, deciding whether they are Doric, Ionic or Corinthian. Many of the children also designed their own Greek pillars. After learning about the Parthenon and answering questions about how and why it was built, the children were amazed to discover that part of the temple’s frieze is displayed in the British Museum. Year 3 are now relishing the opportunity to see the Elgin Marbles up close for themselves. […]

  • Music Tea

    O2 Young Voices

    We’ve had an exciting and busy half term in the Music department. Below is a round up of the events that we’ve been part of. Young Voices Concert Senior Choir have been busy learning a huge repertoire of songs and medleys since last October in preparation for the Young Voices Concert at the O2, which was on Tuesday evening. Forty seven very excited children set off to the O2 with Mrs Izard, Mrs O’Hare, Mr Lloyd, Mrs Gunther and Mr Stewart. Every year, thousands of children take part in the series of concerts which have been taking place in various […]