From the Principal

About Us

Dear Student,

Thank you for considering Gateway College as the important next step in your education. As a Sixth Form College specialising in the education and progression of 16-19 year olds, there is so much that we can offer you.

We have a strong reputation in supporting our students with the change from secondary school to sixth form and for challenging you to achieve more than you ever hoped.  Starting with our expert advice and guidance, we will help you to choose the right subjects and pathway that will enable you to achieve your career goal and develop the skills and attitudes that will make you successful in your future, whatever your starting point.

We offer a broad range of courses from Entry Level to Level 3, Academic and Vocational, designed to meet your needs.  These are delivered by experienced and well qualified subject specialists who will focus on providing a quality learning experience.  Alongside our teaching departments, you can expect to be well supported, and sometimes challenged, by our Heads of School and their pastoral teams.  Their job is to monitor your whole progress and attendance, helping you to set and achieve ambitious goals for the future.  We will work with you to remove any barriers to success and deliver skills and experiences which go beyond the classroom.

Our results are good with many of our courses in the top 10% nationally for both achievement and value added, some are number 1.  We are delighted that our strengths have been recognised by OfSTED who visited us in October 2019 and graded the college as Good.

Coming to Gateway will give you access to our wide network of former students, employers and universities who all help to provide expertise, work experience, talks and mentorship to support your development.

Warmest regards,
James Bagley
Principal of Gateway Sixth Form College

Gateway College

At Gateway we realise that the fundamental competitive skill we need to teach is the skill of being able to learn. Not only will our students learn skills associated with the subjects they choose to study but they will learn competitive skills such as learning to give the right response in situations outside the scope of what is taught in schools to carry them forward into the world of work and enable them to succeed.

Not only do we strive to implement a successful and challenging educational programme but also to instil an appetite to learn and continue learning throughout adult life. If our students leave us with a hunger to learn then we have succeeded.

Our staff believe that every student can learn, regardless of other factors such as their background, their parents background, demographics or ethnicity.

Why is it Important to Study?

At Gateway College we realise how vital education is for our students. For every available job there are now at least 50 other people applying for it. We need to prepare our students to be better than the competition.

Research shows that a better College education has long term benefits such as:

– Improved general health

– A longer, happier life

– Increased lifetime salary