Parents and Carers - Welcome Back

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8 September 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and I am pleased to advise that the students have made a wonderful start back and just to have the students’ energy back in our building, to see them learning and to be able to provide them with the education they deserve is incredible.

I wanted to write to you today to update you on our first week back at The Gateway Academy and to say a massive thank you for your support at the beginning of the academic year.

I am delighted that students have settled extremely well with over 99% of students in correct uniform, 98% of students arriving on time every day ready to learn and student attendance higher than national average, so a wonderful start to the academic year.

Regular Covid Testing:

 Whilst we cannot insist, we are continuing to encourage all students to have twice weekly Lateral Flow Tests (LFD).  If this test is positive, please inform Kerry Newton ( and book a PCR Test immediately. 

   Test kits can be collected from your child’s Year Group Office. Important Dates: The Parents’ Calendar for the coming academic year can be found on our website http://www.theglc‐, however, I wanted to draw your attention to a few key dates coming up in the next few weeks:‐

  A reminder that there is a staggered finish for students on Tuesday 14 September 2021, in preparation for our Open Evening.   Students finish at the following times: ‐ 

 Year 7 – 11:45

 Year 8 – 11:50

 Year 9 – 11:55

 Year 10 – 12:00

 Year 11 – 12:05 



Thank You

Again, a massive thank you for all of your continued support.    We are all incredibly proud of the resilience and maturity our students and look forward to our students going from strength to strength this academic year.  

Kind regards,

Yours sincerely

Mrs G McLaughlin


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