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 – View profile

James Bagley – Principal

Nelista Cuffy – Community Governor – View profile

Charlotte Cassells – Community Governor

Christine Page – Community Governor

Gufran Usmani – Community Governor – View profile

Saiyaf Zulfecar – Community Governor

Patricia Hamer – Staff Governor (Academic)

Steven Lockwood – Staff Governor (Academic) – View profile

Nadia Hossain – Student Governor

Muskan Patel – Student Governor

Imran Khan – Parent Governor

Sadik Karolia – Parent Governor – View profile

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

Governance Arrangements

BFMAT Financial Statement Year ended 31.08.2021

BFMAT Financial Statement Year ended 31.08.2022

BFMAT Scheme of Delegation

LGB Governor Membership Attendance 2022-2023

Declaration of Interests Summary