NEXT STEPS Sixth Form Ages 16-18

Why High School?

One of the key strengths at Gateways, is our promise to deliver average class sizes in the High School of between 14-18 pupils. No other school in the area makes parents this promise, yet the benefits of restricting class size in this way are clear for all to see. The effectiveness of the teacher is dramatically enhanced with fewer students in a class and this is evidenced by our Value Added data which regularly places Gateways in the top ten of all schools nationally! In fact in 2016 Gateways was THE top school nationally for value added in Maths and Science at GCSE level. We are extending our provision to accept Year 7 boys from Sept 2019.

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Welcome to High School

Welcome to Gateways High School where we provide an academically stimulating and challenging, yet supportive environment in which students can develop into mature and confident young adults. In addition to academic study, pupils are given the opportunity to engage in a wide range of extra-curricular pursuits including sport, music, drama and involvement in community outreach and fundraising activities. We warmly invite you to step through our Gates and have a look for yourself as to whether Gateways might be the right fit for your child.

Dr Tracy Johnson - Headmistress


Dr Tracy Johnson - Headmistress

A Day in the life of ...

Taliya in High School


This morning was our class assembly. We decided to focus on friendship as this means a lot to us in the class. We spoke about the qualities that we find in a good friend such as someone who is always there for you. We all wrote the assembly together


History is my first lesson of the day. It is one of my favourite subjects because Mr Crosby explains it in a way that is fun and easy to understand. At the moment we are studying the Peasant's Revolt against the king after the Black Death. We watched cartoons to help us understand.


After lessons we rush to the dining room for some snacks - sometimes there are slices of pizza which are my favourite! Today we sit outside and have a chat before the next lesson because the sun is out.


In Spanish today we are in the language lab. We can call each other across the room to practise our conversations. I also like learning by testing myself on the iPad.


Today is fish and chip day which is everyone's favourite day! I need to eat a good lunch because I have rounders club straight after. Mrs Braithwaite teaches it and it's really fun - we get to try lots of different techniques and then practice them in a game. We also get to mix with other year groups.


This afternoon I have PE which is my favourite subject. Recently we have been doing athletics. I have been really enjoying the sprinting. Today we learnt how to improve our sprinting techniques by using sprint starts. After this I get changed for my final lesson before home time at 4pm.

What's happening in...High School


21st June 2018

High School Sports Report...

Monday 18th June St Aidans U14 9 – 12 ½ Gateways batted first and showed their dominance in batting, scoring 7 of the points from whole rounders. Penny and Sapphi were the...

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7th June 2018

High School & Sixth...

Monday 5th June Harrogate Ladies College U13 6 ½ – 19 ½ With a large number of girls keen to play in the team we took a squad of 12 which was...

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18th May 2018

High School & Sixth...

U14 V GSAL Hosting our nearest rivals is always a fixture met with much enthusiasm. A game of two halves saw Gateways field and bat well. Strong fielding prevented the opposition from...

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