Welcome from the Head of School

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Mrs McLaughlin
Head of School

It is an absolute pleasure to enter my third year as Head of the Gateway Academy, to work with the young people of Chadwell-St-Mary and Tilbury every day is an exceptional privilege.

At the Academy, amazing staff, students, Governors, parents/carers and the community work relentlessly together to ensure our students are well-rounded individuals who excel academically, on the sports field and in the arts.

Together, by continuing to have the highest possible expectations of all members of the Gateway Learning Community and with hard work, passion and dedication, our students will have a hunger to succeed.  They will be fully prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges put before them in the 21st Century.

The success of our students is of paramount importance to us and it is quite remarkable how many of our students have continued on their educational journey, attending top Colleges and Universities, such as Kings College London, Brunel University, Queen Mary’s College and The London School of Contemporary Dance.  Others have completed apprenticeships and gone on to become youth workers, electricians, hairdressers …. the list is endless!  

We are proud of all of our students and want to wish our former Year 11 students every success as they endeavor on new paths this academic year.  A particular well done to our top 8 achievers who achieved over 65 A/A* between them , Radu, Klaudia, Molly, Konrad, Daniel, Ellie-May, Uyi and Chloe.  These students are now attending Palmer’s College, SEEVIC College, The London Academy of Excellence and Harris Academy’s Sixth Form to study a number of courses including Biology, Economics, English Literature, History, Maths, Law, Economics, Accounting and Photography.

I look forward to working with you and your child in the forthcoming year to ensure we continue to 'Improve Upon Our Best’ and achieve excellence in everything we do.