Welcome from the Head of School

GA Head of School New

Miss McLaughlin
Head of School

It is an absolute pleasure to come back to the Gateway Academy as the Head of School.

I am very privileged to work with amazing staff, students, Governors, parents/carers and a community that 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 and hairdressers (the list is endless).  In fact, a former student Zena Haydon was awarded ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and Rhys McArdle recently won the GLC’s ‘Young Person of the Year Award’ and is being mentored by some very famous and successful business leaders. 

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.