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The Gateway Learning Community

The Gateway Learning Community

The Academy Day

Our school day is organised in such a way to provide maximum time for learning across a balanced curriculum.

Breakfast Club: 

We offer our children a positive start to the day by inviting them to breakfast club at 7:30am.  Here, they can enjoy a healthy breakfast, participate in activities and prepare for a day of learning.

The School Day Begins:

The school gates open from 8:25am each morning. All children should make their way through the gates to their classroom door where they will be greeted by their teacher, ready for a day of learning. Classroom doors close promptly at 8.40am when all children are expected to be in school ready for the day ahead.  Children who arrive after 8.40am are recorded as being late to school.


Each class has their own individual timetable and cover subjects from across the curriculum.  This is a space for children to learn about current events, celebrate festivals, share learning, sing songs and be reflective.

Children also enjoy a 15-minute break in the morning.

Lunch Time:

Our children can enjoy a packed lunch or a school meal.  Full use is made of our playgrounds and facilities. Our 'Play Leader' pupil ambassadors take responsibility for supporting other children during this time, distributing resources, encouraging others to play and demonstrating the school values.


During the afternoons, children continue to learn subjects across our broad curriculum.


Our assemblies take place each day and are often themed around the school’s vision and values, music, celebrations and special events. Over the course of the school year, children have access to Forest School.

After School:

The school gates open to our families from 2.55pm.  All children should be collected from their classroom doors at 3.00pm. After school, we provide an array of activities and clubs for children to participate in as well as additional learning periods (ALPs).  These are a chance for children to explore a hobby and most importantly have fun! Please view our Extra Curricular Activities page for further details.

The Academy is open to pupils for an average of 42.5 hours a week.