Year 11 Next Steps

The Gateway Academy's Local Governing Body has decided that we will not be able to admit students to Year 12 in September 2014. 

The key reasons for this are as follows:

  • The numbers opting for the Gateway Sixth Form are too small to be sustainable in the longer term;
  • The government has changed the post-16 funding arrangements that impact significantly on smaller Sixth Forms which means that to become financially viable, money would need to be moved from the rest of the Academy to support the Sixth Form;
  • Post-16 provision locally is of a very high quality - both Palmers College and the new £45m South Essex College campus are able to offer a wider choice of A‑level and vocational studies.  The Local Governing Body took the view that both the breadth and quality of provision was in the best interests of our students.

Due to the closure of the Gateway Sixth Form to new students, there will be a Post 16 Support Event on Tuesday 13 May 2014 5pm-7pm

Palmers and South Essex who will be supporting our students with a tailored recruitment event on Tuesday 13 May 2014 between 5pm and 7pm here at the Gateway Academy with a range of support opportunities including curriculum, finance, wellbeing, etc., to help students make post-16 choices.

See our Careers page for college open events and further information!