Enable our pupils to make informed choices and develop healthy habits to help them feel good about themselves and ensure a healthy body and mind.
Throughout Spring Term 2019, we undertook a series of activities to evaluate our provision. As part of this, we reached out to those closest to the school – pupils, staff and parents – to understand areas of strength and particular points for development. The findings have been incorporated into our School Progress Plan.
Over the next 18 months, we shall be focusing on three key areas which are aligned with our mission and will support us in bringing our vision to life. The three key areas are:
Encourage our pupils to take risks with their learning without fear of falling short of expectations through the provision of the appropriate level of challenge.
Empower our pupils through greater self-awareness and understanding of their own progress, achievements and areas for development.
Enable our parents to support their children in reaching their full potential, by equipping them with the knowledge they need.
Gateway recognised as Google Reference School
Gateway School becomes the first UK preparatory school to be recognised by Google for its outstanding use of technology to drive positive learning outcomes.Find out more
Take One Picture work showcased at National Gallery
Take One Picture is a National Gallery initiative which the school has participated in since 2004. The project inspires and enhances teaching and learning through the stimulus of a work of art. In May 2019, examples of our pupils' work were chosen to be displayed at the National Gallery.Find out more
Expanded extra curricular offering
The enhancement of our club offering aims to encourage all our pupils to develop a wide range of interests and to give them the best opportunity to discover and develop new abilities.Find out more
A Google School: Support for Parents
A Chromebook Information Session was held to help parents understand how we use technology in school, as well as how they can support their children at home. The session covered: A Google School, Chromebooks, Connecting from Home, Google Drive and Google Classroom.Watch video
Launch of annual Summer Concert
Following the extension of the School Hall, these large-scale performances were introduced to provide a platform for all the pupils in ensembles and choirs to perform.Find out more
Launch of Mindfulness Programme
This programme was introduced to help our Year 5 and 6 pupils learn strategies to enable them to effectively cope with moments of stress.Find out more
Mud Kitchen introduced for Preschool
The introduction of the Mud Kitchen has further enhanced the outdoor free play opportunities for our youngest pupils, allowing curiosity, exploration and experimentation.Watch a video
Launched an online learning journal programme
Tapestry is a user-friendly online learning journal programme which was launched to parents to enable effective and timely sharing of our Early Years children's successes, learning and development.
Improved kitchen facilities
The improvements made have enabled the increase in main meal options for the children, as well as a healthy salad bar and a cooked pudding.
Extension of School Hall
The School Hall extension has enabled whole-school assembles so that all pupils can celebrate achievements together. The extension has also enabled better space for dining and indoor sports.
Introduced Mentoring Programme for Pupils
The launch of our Mentoring Programme has enabled every child to spend quality time with their class teacher or tutor, discuss what they enjoy about school, what they find difficult and, most importantly, what could be done to make their life at school better.Find out more