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Virtual Tour

Welcome to The Gateway's virtual tour. The video below will take you on a tour of the school. It will give you a flavour of what the classrooms look like and the types of topics and learning that we offer our pupils.

The Gateway Primary Academy virtual tour

Welcome to The Gateway Primary Academy in Dartford.

If you are in the process of deciding which school to send your child to, then please take the opportunity to explore the rest of the website. 


Frequently asked questions

What is the catchment area for the school?
This changes slightly from year to year but it is approximately between 0.5 mile to 1 mile.

What is the size of the school?
We have 210 children in total which is one class per year.

Do you have a waiting list?
We have an extremely large waiting list for each year group.

How many places do you have in Reception?
We have places for 30 children.

What rewards and sanctions do you use?
We have our Golden Rules which the whole school community follow. If a child breaks a golden rule then they may miss 5 minutes of Golden Time on a Friday.  Golden Time happens on a Friday afternoon where the children have the opportunity to do a fun activity like skipping, hockey, construction, painting, k'nex, drawing and colouring.

What schools do the children go to once they leave the school?
In Dartford there is a large number of secondary schools to choose from. The children go to: Dartford boys and girls Grammar, Wilmington boys and girls Grammar, Townley Grammar, UTC, The Leigh, Stone Lodge, Wilmington Academy, DSTC, Ebbsfleet Academy, St. Catherine's, Northfleet for girls.

What clubs do you offer?
We offer music, football, gymnastics, dance, computing, construction and debating.

Do you have an a breakfast club and after school club?
We offer a breakfast club from 8am and an after school club is provided by the YMCA who walk the children to the YMCA centre in Dartford.

What language do you learn?
In Key Stage 2 the children learn French but they begin learning common phrases and songs in Key Stage 1.

Do the children go on any trips?
We have a range of visits and visitors. If you visit the wider curriculum page on the website under curriculum you will see what experiences the pupils have.