Curriculum Provision

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Gateway students are offered a combination of GCSEs and vocational subjects to study as part of their full-time programme, alongside other elements including employability skills, personal development and enrichment activities.


Gateway students continue to study and work towards their GCSE exams in English Language, Mathematics and Science. However, these core subjects are delivered in small groups with bespoke academic support where required. The teaching and learning environment is different to that in mainstream school because students are on first term names with staff, they do not have to wear school uniform and there is a more flexible timetable.

Vocational studies

To support their learning and develop their employability skills and confidence ‘Gateway students’ have access to an exciting and wide-ranging amount of practical industry-standard areas/workshops, including:

Beauty Therapy/Hairdressing


Set in commercial salons featuring the latest equipment and facilities, students learn about a range of therapy treatments including manicures, facials and skincare. They can also experience what it is like working in a busy salon and develop their customer service and practical skills.

Catering and Hospitality


We have our own well-equipped training kitchen boasting the latest in catering equipment. Students learn basic cookery skills as well as learning about healthy eating and using a variety of ingredients and methods ‘have a go’ at making food dishes from around the world.



In our dedicated construction workshop students learn about health and safety, what it is like working on site and get to ‘have a go’ learning basic construction skills, such as bricklaying, plastering and painting and decorating.

Motor Vehicle/Engineering

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Our engineering partner provides first class industry led training facilities including fabrication and welding, engineering and manufacturing and motor vehicle workshop. Currently, students are working on a project re-building a camper-van and classic-convertible car!



With our own music room including baby-grand piano, students also have access to our state-of-the art recording studios, rehearsal and performance areas.


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Multi-purpose indoor gym and sports hall on site, students can participate in a range of different sporting activities and fitness classes and we also have excellent playing fields for outdoor sports on campus.