Milestone Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 6DW
10 reasons to choose The Gateway Primary Academy
The Gateway Primary Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Dartford and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
The Gateway Primary Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. It is a Single Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
The Gateway Primary Academy has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that The Gateway Primary Academy ranks in the top 3% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 10% of schools.
The The Gateway Primary Academy curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Core subjects are taught separately, but foundation subjects, such as science, geography and history are taught within half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at The Gateway Primary Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at The Gateway Primary Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 9.00am to 3.15pm. Breakfast club from 8.00am and after school clubs may extend the day to 4.15pm.
Find another school near The Gateway Primary Academy
St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School (0.6 miles); Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford (1.8 miles); St Paulinus Church of England Primary School, Crayford (3.3 miles).
Farringtons School (8.7 miles); Cobham Hall (9.8 miles); Eltham College (10 miles).
Dartford Grammar School (1.9 miles); Dartford Grammar School for Girls (1.9 miles); Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (2.7 miles).