Bristol Gateway School

Bristol Gateway School

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School Structure

At Bristol Gateway School we work tirelessly to ensure that the children get the best education within our specialised setting. While we work as a "Whole School" in many areas, on the day-to-day basics we are based in two "Key Stages" with a dedicated Head of Key Stage overseeing the needs of their students. 
At Bristol Gateway School we feel it is important that the transition from primary to secondary school is managed with the anxieties and concerns of students carefully considered.  Key Stage 3 therefore builds on the primary model of teaching and learning by cultivating a nurture focused learning environment designed to enhance student’s opportunities to interact with others in a positive way, something which they may have been unable to develop through their previous experiences.
In Key Stage 4 the students adopt a different way of learning as they enter their GCSE options classes and are taught in mixed groups. This then not only increases their knowledge of the subjects in which they wish to acquire a qualification but helps to build their social and personal development as they interact with different students and teachers. We have an excellent work experience programme which enables the Key stage 4 students not only to experience life outside of Bristol Gateway School but also to make informed choices over their chosen career and further education plans. We are linked with colleges throughout Bristol ensuring a smooth transition to post-16 learning.
The School Day
08:30 - 08:50  Breakfast Club
08:50 - 09:10  Tutor Time
09:10 - 10:00  Lesson One
10:00 - 10:50  Lesson Two
10:50 - 11:10   Break Time
11:10 - 12:00   Lesson Three
12:00 - 12:30  Key Stage 3 Lesson Four
12:00 - 12:50  Key Stage 4 Lesson Four
12:30 - 13:20  Key Stage 3 Lunch Break
12:50 - 13:20  Key Stage 4 Lunch Break
13:20 - 14:05  Lesson 5
14:05 - 14:50  Lesson 6
14:50 - 15:00  Tutor Time

TERM DATES 2018 to 2019


  • Term 1 Monday 3rd September to Friday 26th October 2018 (3rd + 4th September are inset days)
  • Term 2 Monday 5th November to Friday 21st December 2018
  • Term 3 Monday 7th January to Friday 15th February 2019 (7th January is Inset day)
  • Term 4 Monday 25th February to Friday 5th April 2019
  • Term 5 Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 24th May 2019
  • Term 6 Monday 3rd June to Tuesday 23rd July 2019 (22nd and 23rd July are inset days)