JUST four years ago, Gateway Academy gained just 13% for 5 or more GCSE’s A* to C (including English and Maths). At that time, the senior management believed that the new building and the positive approach married with the good will of the community would see those stats improve.
In 2007, they improved (just) to 17%. Last year there was a massive leap to 31%. This year, the school has made another huge improvement with 44%.
Anyone who visits the school on a regular basis will not be surprised at this success. Options Evenings are packed out, school performances have to put on extra shows and the bond between all involved in the school is fantastic.
YourThurrock spoke to students and staff to assess how the school achieved such wonderful results.