The Gateway School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
11 - 16
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

- 2.41 GCSE Progress Score Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England)
St John's Road
NN12 8AA

School Description

The Gateway School caters for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Previously this was referred to as behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. All students have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Many students have additional special needs that include moderate and specific learning difficulties, attachment disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. An increasing number of students are being diagnosed with autism. Almost all of the students are White British boys. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional funding for children looked after by the local authority and students known to be eligible for free schools meals, is well above average. The sixth-form provision was opened in September 2013 and currently caters for five students. The school is a strategic partner in the Fairfields teaching school alliance, taking a lead responsibility for school-to-school support. The headteacher is a director for the South West Area of Northants Educational Partnership (SWAN EP), which provides services and advice to schools within the partnership. The school has received a number of awards, including the Football Association charter standard, the Sports Active Mark, The Diana Memorial Award, Investors in People and, most recently, Basic Skills Mark re-accreditation. On the school site is a swimming pool and a vocational learning centre containing facilities for courses in motor vehicle maintenance, construction, hair and beauty and welding. The school uses a range of alternative providers both on the school site and at other venues in the area. These are: Rushmere Academy; REAL project; Playing for Success; NANNAs, Centurian Training Solutions (Motor Vehicle) and Construction and Vocational Education (CAVE).

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