Wraparound Care - Gateways School

NEXT STEPS High School Ages 11-16

Why Prep School?

It is well known that the benefits of an independent education are cumulative and that they make most difference to outcomes for children the earlier the investment in them is made. The small class sizes in our Prep school mean that each and every child is well known by their teachers. We regularly see the children outperform their peers in other schools, including other independent schools, having started at the same baseline.


Wraparound Care

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care is a thread that runs throughout all aspects of life at Gateways and is directed towards the happiness, success, safety and welfare of each individual pupil and the integrity of the whole school community. The wellbeing of pupils is paramount at Gateways and any difficulties are dealt with promptly in the appropriate manner.

Healthy Lunches

Pupils are provided with a variety of healthy lunch options each day, cooked by our wonderful Holroyd Howe catering team. Our produce is is sourced from local Yorkshire suppliers where possible including produce grown by our Horticultural Society in the school grounds. The Gateways kitchen caters for the needs of children with food intolerances and allergies. For more information on Food at Gateways please click here.

Personal, Social and Health Education

At Gateways our PSHE programme aims to ensure that each pupil is able to:

  • Move from childhood through adolescence to young adulthood with support and guidance
  • Develop the confidence and skills to approach adulthood
  • Develop responsible independence
  • Recognise the needs of others
  • Develop individual talents

Student Voice

The School Council ensures that all students have a voice – each form elects a representative to the Council which meets once every half term to discuss any suggestions.

Celebrate Achievements

There are weekly assemblies which celebrate individual and group achievements.

School Nurse and Confidential Listener

A fully-qualified registered nurse is available during school hours in the event of illness or injury. The nurse cares for children with minor ailments, manages medication and contacts parents if necessary. The nurse is also involved in the health education of the children. There are also a number of qualified first aiders covering all areas of the school. A confidential listener is available for consultation and to offer confidential advice on a range of subjects.

Before and After School Care

Children in Pre-Reception are eligible to attend Earlybirds & Sundowners before and after school care. No pre-booking is required. They can undertake a variety of activities such as reading, various games, arts and crafts and dressing up.


Daily 7.30am – 8.30am
Supervised breakfast available.


Daily 3.00pm – 6.00pm
A light tea is provided in the dining room at 4.00pm


Pupils will be signed in when they arrive, and parents or nominated carers are asked to sign them out when they leave. This is essential in case of fire or accident.

A Day in the life of ...

Nicholas in Prep School


This morning my mum dropped me off at Earlybirds as she had to be in work early. I usually play with my friend Jamie before we walk to the Prep building together.


My first lesson is science. At the moment we are studying volcanoes and layers of the earth, including fossils. This lesson we learnt that a fossil is made when water and minerals replace the bones of the dead animal but keep the shape of the skeleton.


Break time is one of my favourite times of the day. We usually play games outside. If it's muddy we wear our wellies. My favourite games are tig and blocky. I like playing with my friends from other year groups


I have maths with Mrs Wallis. Today we start the lesson by playing maths bingo - if the answer to the question is one of our numbers then we cross it off. The first one to get all 6 is the winner. Mrs Wallis knows how to make maths fun!


This afternoon I have PE which is one of my favourite subjects. Today we are playing football. Mr Scholfield helps us learn different skills such as how to dribble, shoot and to be a good goalkeeper.


Today I have Karate after school. I go every week and I am currently a red belt. I like the pad work, it's my favourite part. My mum picks me up after Karate - I'm always ready for my tea!

What's happening in Prep School?


7th April 2022

Cherryvine – Spring 22...

Below is a link to our latest issue of Cherryvine, our termly publication.  In this issue, we look at the trips and events from the Spring term, with a round up of...

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17th December 2021

Cherryvine – Autumn 21...

Below is a link to our latest issue of Cherryvine, our termly publication.  In this issue, we look at the trips and events from the Autumn term, with a round up of...

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15th July 2021

High School fundraise for...

On the last day of term, our High School pupils and staff took part in a walking challenge around the Harewood estate completing a 5-mile walking challenge to raise money for local...

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