Gateway College was opened in 1928 as a boys’ grammar/technical school and became a Sixth Form College in 1976 as part of the reorganisation of secondary education in the City of Leicester. Today the College is a mixed open access college hosting 1,200 full time students, mostly aged 16-19, and with an annual turnover of £6.5 million. 

The College moved from Leicester city centre to a new 12 acre purpose built site in Hamilton, situated 3 miles to the north east of the city, on the borders of Leicestershire in August 2009 .

In April 2020, Gateway Sixth Form College converted to a 16-19 Academy and joined the Better Futures Multi-Academy Trust (BFMAT) which is sponsored by Coventry University.

The Gateway College Local Governing Body (LGB) is a sub-Committee of the BFMAT and operates within the context of a written scheme of delegation.

The role of the LGB includes:

  • Overseeing the development and delivery of an academy strategy;
  • Providing robust challenge and scrutiny of quality;
  • Supporting and strengthening leadership by holding the Principal to account for the performance of students and staff.

The LGB is active in developing close relationships with local stakeholders, and particularly with students, parents and staff.

Meet the Governors

John Kirk – Chair

Nathan Smith – Vice Chair

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James Bagley – Principal

Nelista Cuffy – Community Governor

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Charlotte Cassells – Community Governor

Ayesha Sayed – Student Governor

Bushra Parkar – Student Governor

Patricia Hamer – Staff Governor (Academic)

Steven Lockwood – Staff Governor (Academic)

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The LGB is supported by the clerk to the governors: Aysha Limbada

Could you be a Gateway College Governor? 

We are recruiting for voluntary roles on our Governing Body to drive our strategic development.

Whether you are an experienced Governor or board member or are looking to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

The Local Governing Body (LGB) actively encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives in order to reflect the communities it serves.

Closing date: Friday 6th May 2022

Further details and an application pack can be obtained from: or by contacting                         

Gateway College Parent Governor Vacancy

The Local Governing Body (LGB) at Gateway Sixth Form College has a vacancy for a Parent Governor. The term of office is two years.

For more information about joining as a Parent Governor, please contact the Clerk on:

Governance Arrangements

BFMAT Financial Statement Year ended 31.08.2021

BFMAT Scheme of Delegation

LGB Governor Membership Attendance 2021-2022

Declaration of Interests Summary