The Governing Body of the Gateway Academy has established a policy which details very strict criteria for admissions and gives priority to siblings and those living closest to the Academy. Applications for admission in Year 7 must be sent to the Local Authority by the published deadline (see below).  It is the responsibility of the Local Authority to apply the Academy’s policy and to fully administer the process. It is important to note that the Academy does not play any part in this process and has no power to veto or select individual students.

If the Academy is oversubscribed, parents have the right of appeal. They are invited to submit an Appeal Form to the Independent Appeals Clerk, who will arrange an Appeal Panel and notify the parents of the date of the Appeal. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy and will be composed of three members, including at least one lay member and at least one person with experience in education who is acquainted with educational conditions in the area, or who is the parent of a registered student at a school. It is important to note that the Academy does not play any part in this process either and has to accept the decision of the Independent Appeal Panel.

The Gateway Academy is an 11-16 school with the capacity for 7 forms of entry in Years 7-10 and 6 forms of entry in Year 11. This means that from 2018, the Gateway Academy was able to admit no more than 215 students in Year 7.

All year 6 pupils applying for a secondary school place must apply directly to the Thurrock Council Education Department from  31 August 2019 - closing date is 30 October 2019.

Click here to enter the website. A late application means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

If you wish to appeal any decision, see our appeals page for more details. Click here to view.


2019-20 admission points and deadlines:


Admission Point

Deadline for application

Autumn 1

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Friday 13th July 2018

Monday 17th September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

Autumn 2

Monday 5th November 2018

Friday 5th October 2018

Spring 1

Monday 7th January 2019

Friday 7th December 2018

Spring 2

Monday 25th February 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

Summer 1

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Friday 22nd March 2019

Summer 2

Monday 3rd June 2019

Friday 17th April 2019


To view our Admissions Policy for 2020 entry, please click here to view.

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