Welcome to The Gates Primary School

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Welcome to The Gates Primary School!

Children say “They are proud to be part of The Gates” – Ofsted 2018


On behalf of the Governors and the staff it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school. I am very privileged to be the Headteacher of this wonderful school where we pride ourselves on providing a school where children feel safe within a happy, stimulating and attractive environment in which each child is encouraged to: enjoy learning, have high expectations of themselves, respect each other and fulfil their true potential.

We are committed to every one of our children and offer an exciting curriculum which gives all pupils the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of life while preparing them for the next stage in their education. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us, to have great memories and to have lots of fun!

We hope you will find the information on the school website helpful; it is, however, impossible to convey the friendly, caring atmosphere of the school and the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to look round the school. As a staff we look forward to working in partnership with you, as parents, to provide the best for your child.

Warmest Regards,

Karen Forshaw


Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to The Gates Primary School, a school I am proud to be associated with and it is my privilege to be Chair of Governors.

The Governing body is made up of a team of volunteers. We have volunteers representing parents, staff, local authority and community, bringing together a wide range of skills. The Governing body works in a strategic role to oversee the direction and leadership of the School. Since joining the Governing body in 2016 I been immensely impressed by what is achieved for and by our pupils. We have a skilled and hard-working staff who are dedicated to ensuring that all our students receive an education of the highest quality in a safe learning environment.

At The Gates, we aim to provide excellent, personalised educational experiences that lead to all children having a positive attitude to learning. We have the highest expectation of our pupils, aiming for all to enjoy school while fulfilling their potential in our caring, supportive high quality learning environment.

Michael McVerry

Chair of Governors