Year 7 intake 2021 information for parents

Prospectus 2021

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Welcome Letter to Year 7 April 2021


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22 April 2021

Dear Student

I am delighted you have chosen us for your Secondary School.  I do, of course, believe you have made the right choice and I am confident that you will make a positive contribution to Academy life.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to regularly check into the Academy’s website and watch the many clips and videos we have posted on the Year 7 Intake 2021 Tab (http://www.theglc‐‐7‐intake‐2021‐information‐for‐parents).

You will be spending the next five years with us and we will be working on building foundations for your future adult life. Many of our past students are achieving great things, attending further education, training and employment when leaving us. Some have returned to share their successful careers with us as actors, lawyers, teachers, musicians, doctors and entrepreneurs.  They are all a direct result of our moto “Improve Upon our Best.”  We should all strive to be the best in all we do every day.

We have high standards at The Gateway Academy and regularly reward our students for doing the right thing.   Above all we want you to enjoy school and to be a successful learner.   Do not forget, if ever you need help or have a worry then please do not be afraid to ask someone ‐ either your tutor, a fellow student, your Head of Year, another member of staff that you think will be able to help you, or me.  I look forward to meeting you at our induction days and when you start in September.

A brief note for your parents: ‐ 

 Please ensure we are kept updated with any changes to you address, mobile numbers and email addresses.  We frequently correspond via these means and it is vital for communication purposes.

 Please find enclosed a New Entrance Form – it is imperative this is completed and returned to the admissions officer Ms O’Dwyer by Friday 21 May 2021.    Within this form are the Home/Academy Contract (which should be signed by both parents/carers and the student) and the Parent and Guardian Agreement (which must be signed by parents/carers).  To make things a little easier, if you wish to scan and email these forms, rather than posting or delivering them directly back to us, then please email these to

 The GDPR Form is also enclosed.   Again, this needs to be agreed and signed by parents/carers.   Should you have any questions in relation to this, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Lastly, the Academy Uniform Purchase Form should be completed and returned as well.  If you have any queries in relation to uniform, please email gateway‐

Important dates With regards to school uniform, you will see this year that we are offering the sessions below: ‐ 

 Monday 5 July 2021 – purchasing of uniform from 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

 Tuesday 6 July 2021 – purchasing of uniform from 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

 If you are unable to attend the above dates, we have a further uniform purchasing session on Thursday 8 July 2021 from 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm.

Should you have any queries in relation to anything at all, then please do not hesitate to contact us.   Details of this letter together with a large amount of information can be found at www.theglc‐ under the Admissions Tab, selecting Year 7 Intake 2021 Information for Parents.

Best wishes, 

Yours sincerely


Mrs G McLaughlin