The Gateway School

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
St John's Road
Tiffield
Northampton
NN12 8AA
01604878977
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Pupils
63
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(22/5/19)
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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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