Mr Noakes’s Welcome

Welcome to our website and thank you for expressing an interest in Gatehouse School. The website gives you a flavour of the friendly, family community that we are and I do hope you can sense the energy, happiness and learning that makes Gatehouse such a special place.

As Head I am proud of our school’s non-selective, inclusive ethos and am supported by a dedicated and extremely talented team of staff who ensure each child’s natural curiosity about the world is expanded and encouraged. This is achieved through the blending of traditional values and the best of modern educational thinking.

True to the principles of the school’s founder, Mrs Phyllis Wallbank, children at Gatehouse are all valued as individuals and develop an excellent approach to academic work, achieving high standards throughout the school. Our independent approach to learning ensures that all of our children acquire a determination to enjoy every opportunity and learn to give of their best in all that they do.

As a parent myself, I fully appreciate choosing the right school for your child is the most important decision you can make on their behalf. You will be entrusting into our care your most treasured possession. Do please visit our school where you will see for yourselves how your child will achieve and thrive at Gatehouse School. I hope to have the opportunity to meet you.

Andrew Noakes