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Situated in the heart of the Chiltern hills in the beautiful village of Great Missenden (home of Roald Dahl), Gateway School is a co-educational, independent day school for children aged two to eleven.

Co-educational day school

“We can’t think of a better start on the education journey for our son.”

Current parent


“Nurturing environment, helping children achieve their best breadth of opportunities in art, drama, sport, science, language as well as good academic standards.”

Current parent

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“Gateway’s key strengths are the emphasis the educator’s place on providing students opportunities to feel accepted and included in all types of activities as well as providing a rigorous curriculum to challenge students.”

Current parent

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“Absolutely fantastic school, my child is so happy and that is the most important thing.”

Current parent

Head Sue La Farge

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We are immensely proud of our school and our children – who are our greatest ambassadors. They are respectful, responsible, hard-working, fun-loving and well-rounded individuals who thrive in the ethos of a school that allows them to discover their strengths, take risks in their learning and set challenges for themselves.

At Gateway School we encourage every child to think independently, to be continuously inquisitive and self-reflective, whilst enabling them to be individuals who are valued for who they are. We place a great emphasis on discovering and nurturing every pupil’s individual talent and celebrating their achievements.

As a result, our children move onto secondary school with a concrete sense of their own strengths and a confidence that goes hand in hand with that self-belief.

Come and visit us to see how our highly motivated staff and children work happily together to promote a warm, inclusive atmosphere that fosters success.

Sue La Farge, Headteacher


Gateway’s core belief is that education is not just about academic success; it is about building a foundation that gives each child the confidence and skills they need to be the best they can be now and in the future.

The School seeks to provide a nurturing and inspiring learning environment which builds confidence, identifies and develops every pupil’s strengths, and ignites their passion for learning.

The School achieves excellent academic results every year,   with pupils obtaining places at notable Independent and Grammar Schools.