THE Gateway Academy opened its doors to prospective Year 7 students for September 2018, at their most recent open event. Families were treated to an insight into Academy life, with current and former students giving the audience a glimpse into their views on their time at the Academy including former Year 11 students who left this year; Daniel & Uyi and current Year 7 students, Abbie & Shamyo.
The students spoke of their pride as students of the Gateway Academy and welcomed all who had taken the time to visit their state of the art school on Marshfoot Road, Tilbury.
Visitors were treated to specialist guided tours by the Student Leadership Team, taking in the many activities around the building, showcasing the inspiring lessons and activities that take place on a daily basis, including the Science department who are always happy to show off with spectacular experiments! (see pictured).
Head of School, Mrs Grainne McLaughlin, said “Wow! What an exceptional evening. Thank you to all the staff and students for showcasing our Academy at its very best. Together we have ensured that the vision of the Academy, ‘high achieving, resilient, healthy, aspirational, caring and fulfilled members of society’ was highly evident throughout the evening. I would also like to say a particular thank you to Daniel, Uyi, Abbie & Shamyo for their student presentations on the evening, quite simply stunning.”
If you missed out, don’t worry! the Academy welcome visitors for tours every Friday in September and October
from 8.45am-10.30am. No need to book, just arrive and take your tour!