The Gateway School & Technology College
'working for maximum success for each individual'


The school’s curriculum has been developed to both help the students overcome the challenges they have experienced in the past and also to focus on their educational, social and personal development.


The aim is to equip them so that when they leave school, either to return to mainstream education or to take up employment, training or further education, they are able to function independently, happily and successfully.


As a school we offer the full range of National Curriculum subjects, taught at the appropriate levels and with regard for the needs of each student. The curriculum of the school encompasses all the opportunities for learning whether these are formal or informal, timetabled or not.


In planning the curriculum the following factors have been taken into consideration:


  1. The needs of students who may return to mainstream school as well as those who will stay until they leave at 16 or even 18.
  2. The need to cater for a group of students who have a wide range of ability and attainment.
  3. The need for students to learn through the experience of doing and being thoroughly involved in the activities of the school.
  4. To ensure that the requirements and guidelines set down by the National Curriculum documents are adhered to and presented in a meaningful way to all the students what-ever their ability or aptitude.




Schools have a duty to teach British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of other faiths and beliefs. Teachers are required, in Conduct section of their Standards, to uphold public trust in the profession by not undermining fundamental British values. The Gateway School expects all staff to model and teach these values. If students believe that anyone at the school is undermining these values, they are to report this to the Headteacher.


Please see how we promote British Values across the curriculum.



The school aims to promote racial harmony and to provide equal opportunity for all regardless of race, gender, religion, social or economic standing.




National Curriculum Subjects:


  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Information and Communication Technology (Computing)
  • Art and Design
  • Craft, Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship
  • Personal Development
  • Global Studies – History, Geography, Religious Education and Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Construction
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Engineering


All of these are enhanced by a range of additional activities/subjects both in and out of the classroom and often outside of the school, these include:


  • Computing
  • Cookery
  • Links with and placements at F E Colleges
  • Drama
  • Community Project Placements
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Residential Activities
  • Social Sporting Links
  • Work Experience