Providing infinite opportunities

Green Gates Academy

An academy for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

I am delighted as the Principal of Green Gates Academy to welcome you to our website. At Green Gates Academy we aspire for all pupils to “strive” towards being the best they can be, “believe” that the have the skills and the confidence to be successful in the future and “achieve” excellent progress both academically and emotionally.

We are committed to the Trust’s motto “To do more and do it better” and for that reason we strive to have high expectations for all our pupils.

The staff at Green Gates Academy provide an inspiring curriculum which is tailored to suit the individual needs of the pupils. The curriculum is framed around the SHAPE expectations of the Trust. This includes a full academic curriculum supported with many different experiences and opportunities to develop a range of skills and abilities to raise aspirations, confidence and self-esteem. This is supported with a range of therapeutic interventions for example play therapy and sensory regulation.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the UN Rights Respecting articles.

Article 29 “Pupils have the right to a good quality education. Pupils should be encouraged to go to school to the highest they can”

We have robust pastoral and safeguarding systems in place and responses from pupil’s questionnaires show that 100% of pupils feel safe and that they feel they can talk to an adult in school if they need some help or support.

Our specialist staff provide pupils with a smooth transition into school in a caring and supportive environment to ensure that all pupils can reach their full potential. We also work closely with parents/carers to ensure they can access further supported when needed and keep up to date with the progress of their child.

As a school we strive to be the best we can. We actively seek out assurance from external professionals and awarding bodies, for example:

  • Rights Respecting Schools – Silver Award
  • Investors in People – Silver Award
  • Leading Parent Partnership Award

We also embrace new developments and embrace new research theories in school to support a fabulous and exciting curriculum. Some current examples include:

  • Using virtual reality to support a range of curriculum opportunities
  • Working towards becoming an attachment friendly school
  • Support to develop writing through the Earth Writing programme and Talk for Writing
  • Developing a range of curriculum opportunities within the curriculum to support mental health and well-being.

I hope that you now enjoy browsing through our website to find out some further information about what we can offer at Green Gates Academy. Please contact the school for any further information 01642 570104.


Mrs Lyons


Green Gates Academy