The Gatwick School
We are delighted to welcome you to The Gatwick School - we are an 'all-through' school for children aged between 4 and 16, based in Crawley. Please click on the logos below for our social media:
Headteacher: Bianca Greenhalgh
The Gatwick School is an all-through free school for pupils aged 4 to 16. We opened in September 2014, and was re-brokered from The Crawley Free School Trust to become part of the Aurora Academies Trust (AAT) in October 2016. We have pupils in Early Years, Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the school is expanding rapidly, with high proportions of pupils joining the school at times other than the start of Reception and Year 7. The school will grow to near school PAN of 1,020 pupils by 2020, when it will have pupils in every year group.
We are located on Manor Royal which gives us access to some of the largest local employers and technologies which enriches the curriculum and provides exciting opportunities for our children. The School occupies a modern building which is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment to provide state of the art facilities. Children have access to cutting edge IT equipment including iPads, iMacs, augmented reality equipment and 3D printing.
We operate an extended school day which gives children access to breakfast club from 7.45am in the morning to optional after-school clubs until at least 5.30pm.
Our vision is simple – ‘All Can Achieve’. Students are at the centre of everything we do and we aim to give all the necessary foundations for success by helping students develop the skills and attributes that will provide them with real life-chances. Students are expected to work hard and to achieve their individual best academically, to develop skills relevant to the 21st Century and to develop the self-confidence and sense of purpose necessary for success in a highly competitive global society. The Gatwick School provides a safe and supportive, yet challenging, environment where students can succeed and excel. By having the highest of expectations, all can truly achieve.
As an all-through school we pride ourselves on the level of care and support we can provide for all of our students and families. Students progress seamlessly through the school. From Early Years, through our primary and secondary phases, we provide superb pastoral support.
At the Gatwick School we focus on hard work and we achieve excellence in the classroom but learning not only happens in the classroom; our school has a rich and extensive extra curricular programme and wrap around offer, which supports all learners interests. We ultimately aim to deliver, what we think most parents and carers want – happy and healthy well-rounded children, who leave school equally well prepared and informed to make the right choices to secure success at higher and further education or employment.
It is evidently clear that students and staff love their school. Students will talk to you very passionately and confidently about the journey they have undertaken together and what they want for the future of their school and for themselves. They will talk to you about their school community as being like a family. We have a highly enthusiastic staff team that are truly committed to their students, a staff team that go ‘above and beyond’ on a daily basis. The Gatwick School is truly unique in that it has an innate community feel.
We very much encourage you to make an appointment to visit our school and see for yourself the great things that are happening here.
The Gatwick School
23 Gatwick Road
Tel: 01293 538779