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Its great charm is the intimate, friendly, family atmosphere, enabling newcomers to settle in quickly, made possible by its small size. Staff know pupils as individuals and are seen as very approachable by girls and parents. Light, bright classrooms; jolly languages area with colourful bunting; quirky cellar space where sixth formers chill out. Fifth formers get the attic – amongst so much niceness and polite behaviour we were reassured to see 'hell yeah dudes' scribbled on a display board exam timetable. Strong on…

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Gateways School is set in an attractive rural location in Harewood village between Leeds and Harrogate. Gateways consistently achieves excellent academic results - GCSE and A level results continue to rise year on year - while encouraging students to make the most of the state-of-the art facilities and wde range of extra-curricular activities on offer. Small class sizes allow pupils to develop intellectually through high quality teaching from dedicated staff. Research has found that girls are far more likely to thrive, attain higher academic results and stay longer in education if they attend a girls-only school. Six Scholarships are available - Academic, Music, Performing Arts, Sports, Exhibition and Foundation - which are awarded through interview and examination or interview and assessment depending on the scholarship applied for. For more details on scholarships and bursaries contact the Registrar. ...Read more

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Since 2012, Dr Tracy Johnson BSc PhD PGCE (mid 40s), read laser physics and optoelectronics at St Andrews. Physics teacher and housemistress at Cheltenham College, then deputy head at Lord Wandsworth College; teaches physics to all year 7 pupils. Married to David, an actuary; two boys. Enjoys skiing and cycling. Presents papers on, eg, differences between male and female teenage brains and emotional development.

Very focused on improvements in academic achievement, learning support and pastoral care. Also changed catering company very early on – to great effect, as we can testify from our very adventurous salad. Current goals are to encourage more independent thinking at A level and develop a standalone, consistent middle school (years 4-9) curriculum, working across the prep and high school sections.

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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