The Gates Primary School is a 3-11 Community Primary School with 320 children on roll. It is a one and a half form entry school.
School hours are from 8.50am until 3.15pm and classroom doors open in the morning at 8.40am. This equates to 32 hours and 5 minutes on an average week.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Unit is a mixed class of 3 and 4 year old children. The school admits 45 four year olds (Reception children) and 26 three year olds (Nursery children). All of our Reception children attend school full-time and we are happy to offer the 30 hour free nursery entitlement to parents who qualify. There are two full time Qualified Teachers and four Teaching Assistants who work within the unit.
Children are admitted in line with the governors’ admissions policy (available on this school website or from the school).
Key Stage 1
Children between the ages of 5-7 will complete two years in Key Stage 1. Key Stage 1 consists of Year 1 and Year 2 and there are 80 pupils across these two year groups. The children are split into three classes, each class has 25-30 pupils. There is a full time Qualified Teacher in each class and a part time Teaching Assistant in each class.
Key Stage 2
In KS2 the children are split into six classes. We organise our classes using several criteria to ensure that in each class there is a balance of gender and an even distribution of ability. There is a full time Qualified Teacher in each class and a part time Teaching Assistant in each class.