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The Gateway Learning Community

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The Gateway Academy's Alumni

Welcome to the Alumni section of the website.

 The alumni community has been set up to develop and foster lifelong relationships between the Academy and our former students and staff.

Keep in touch
We would like to be able to contact all former students by email. Please complete this Google Form so we can find out what you are doing now. You can also contact us via email at or

Help with careers events
The Gateway Academy runs a comprehensive Careers programme for all year groups and we welcome help from former students.

If you would like to offer help with a Gateway Academy event such as our Careers programme or interview scheme, or if you could offer a work shadowing day or a work experience placement we would like to hear from you. Please contact us via email at

Click on the photographs below for more information on our former students.  


  • Abiaz Afzal [2015 -2019]

    I graduated from The Gateway Academy in 2019 with 9 GCSEs all at Grade 9. I went on to study A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Biology at the London Academy of Excellence, Stratford achieving four A* grades. From there, I moved on to study Medicine at The University of Cambridge. The education at The Gateway Academy, particularly the rigour of the EBacc really set me up to continue my journey into Sixth Form and beyond. The teaching and support I received at Gateway were excellent and instilled a love of learning in me which will continue throughout my career in medicine. I am giving back to The Gateway Academy by mentoring a year 11 student in the lead in to their GCSEs this summer.

  • Lilie De Breuk [2015 -2019]

    I graduated from The Gateway Academy in the summer of 2020. I went on to study History, Spanish and Art History at the London Academy of Excellence at A-Level where I achieved A*A*A. From there, I went to the University of Sheffield to study for a BA in Japanese Studies. In a time when diplomacy is growing more important by the day, I want to help bridge the gap in communication. In the future, I wish to be involved in translation or interpreting to achieve my goal.

  • Danielle Robertson [2008 – 2013]

    Hello my name is Danielle Robertson, I am a former student of the Gateway Academy, class of 2013. The options I chose to study were: BTEC Dance, GCSE PE and GCSE History. Once completing my exams for a number of subjects I was able to pick up additional subjects, resulting in me leaving the Academy with even more qualifications. These additional subjects were GCSE Dance and Further Maths.

  • Senny Limbu [2014-2019]

    After leaving Gateway, I went onto Sixth Form to study A Levels in Business, Law, Maths. I worked as a Digital Marketing Executive during my gap year, before going to the University of Essex to study Economics and Psychology. Whilst at University I worked for six months in Brand Management, Advertising for two months, then helping as a lead for students with a new career development programme being launched at the University.

  • Gabriele Vaitkute [2018-2020]

    After achieving Grade 7 and above in all my subjects, I went on to Brampton Manor Academy to study Psychology, Sociology and Politics. From there I went to the University of Warwick to study for a degree in Psychology.

  • Chibuike Udeh [2014-2019]

    I left The Gateway Academy in 2019 to study A-levels in which I achieved an A* in Sociology, A in Business Studies and A in Economics. I then went on to the University of Warwick to study Business Management. I am the incoming strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman, where I be solving business strategic problems using data analytics, research skills and proven financial and strategic models. I have very fond memories of my time at Gateway and was honoured to come in and speak to parents and students at a recent Open Evening.

  • Asif Salarzai [2016-2019]

    After leaving The Gateway Academy, I went to London Academy of Excellence (LAE) in Stratford to study A levels in Maths, Economics and History. After LAE, I went on to study for a BA in History at the University of Oxford. I was fortunate enough to get a full scholarship to Oxford, on account of my achievements at Gateway and at LAE. I have an active role in youth councils, am an Ambassador for A National (Coram) Voice and served as an Expert by Experience panellist to England’s Independent Care Review. I have also served as a research intern at the GloCoBank project. After graduation, I would like to pursue a career in accountancy.

  • Andrea Neville [2014-2019]

    Having achieved grade 7 or higher in all my GCSEs, I went on to study A-Levels in English Literature, History and Sociology at Palmer’s. From there I went on to a degree in Ancient and Modern History at the University of Oxford. To help give back to the Academy and act as an ambassador for working hard to achieve your potential, I am a mentor to two Year 11 students at The Gateway Academy, drawing on my own experience of completing GCSEs at the highest level.

  • Alexandra Nita-Morariu [2018-2023]

    I was Head Girl at The Gateway Academy in 2022-2023 and after my GCSEs went to Sixth Form at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred to study A-Levels in History, Politics, Psychology and Spanish. I currently support the Languages Department at The Gateway Academy by coming in once a week for students to practise their Spanish speaking skills.

  • Chloe Locke [2014-2019]

    I achieved grade 7 or higher in all my GCSEs, and went to Palmer’s College to study A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and achieved 3 A grades. From there I went to the University of Nottingham to study Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Once I have graduated, I will be returning to The Gateway Academy as a trainee teacher of mathematics in 2024. I am currently a mentor to a Year 11 student at Gateway as a way of giving back to the school community which supported me during my time there.

  • Al-Habib Mraish [2014-2019]

    On leaving Gateway in 2019, I went onto Coopers’ Coburn Sixth form to study Maths, Further Maths and Physics. After my A Levels, I gained a place at Queen Mary University to study for a BSc in Physics with Data Science.

  • Patricija Paleviciute [2017-2020]

    From Gateway, and having achieved grade 7 or better in all my GCSEs, I went on to study at Brampton Manor Academy where I did 3 A-levels in Psychology, Maths and Biology in which I achieved A*AA. After this, I gained a place at the University of Warwick to study for a BSc in Psychology.

  • Sam Blake (2014-2019)

    After leaving The Gateway Academy I went to college to study Maths, Computer Science and Business. Following on from college I went to university to study Mathematics with Secondary Education to train to become a maths teacher. I am delighted to be re-joining The Gateway Academy as a maths teacher and look forward to developing my career here.