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Welcome to Gateway College

Gateway Sixth Form College supports around 1,400 learners from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland providing a range of vocational and academic qualifications from entry level 1 to advanced level 3.

Gateway College is based in Hamilton, Leicester, on a purpose built 12 acre site.  Always striving for excellence in education, the College enables students to have a personalised learning experience and aims to challenge, inspire and motivate regardless of background or ability.

Gateway celebrates the diversity of its students and staff through links with the local community, large and small businesses and regional and national universities.  Students are well placed to succeed in their chosen field whether that is further training, Higher Education or employment.  This is recognized through the growing Gateway Alumni Community.

You can find further information on our website: and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  

If you would like to speak to someone at Gateway about your options or to arrange a tour ring 0116 274 4500.

About us

Learning Performance Tutors and Pastoral Support 
To help students to achieve the best results possible, subject teachers and Learning Performance Tutors work with students to help them to think about their goals, set targets to enable them to reach those goals and monitor progress.  Learning Performance Tutors support students through the UCAS process and towards future progression, including university, apprenticeships and employment.  


Student Support 
Personal Tutors and Learning Performance Tutors are students’ first point of contact for support and guidance enquiries with specialist referrals made to Counselling Services, Student Services and Careers Advice.  

Financial Support 
The Government provides funding to support students experiencing financial hardship whilst studying at college. Funds available include the 16-19 Bursary Fund, the Over 19 Discretionary Fund and Free Meals with application packs available from Student Services.  All are administered by the College. These funds are prioritised for students in financial hardship.


Facilities available

Sports Hall

Playing Fields

Social Area

ICT Facilities

Learning Pods

Fitness Studio

Quiet Reflection Room

Professional Theatre

State-of-the-art Classrooms

Extended Learning Resource Centre

Additional support

Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences

Gateway College provides high quality teaching and learning, working with a wide range of students in a supportive and caring environment. The College has a fully integrated provision for students with learning disabilities, learning differences and mental health. Student needs can vary greatly; we make all reasonable adjustments possible to enable you to access your chosen course. 

Please declare your learning disability, learning difference or additional needs on your application form and at the interview so that the appropriate support can be planned. When support is requested, the Learning Support Team will assess and allocate support. 

Learning for Life and Work 
At Gateway College we offer courses at Entry Level and Level 1. These courses are suitable for students who may have struggled at school for different reasons and are not yet ready for Level 2 or employment.  They offer the chance to try out different vocational subjects whilst at the same time developing English and Math’s skills. We know it is also important to develop the right attitude and skills for progression to further study and work and to assist in this, a range of enrichment activities are provided.  Students will be allocated a Personal Tutor to support them in their transition from school to college and will be able to help set targets and provide motivation. 

We offer the following support:

  • 1 to 1 in class support:
  • Shared in class support
  • 1 to 1 out of class support
  • Specific learning difference e.g. Dyslexia
  • Physical disability
  • Specialist ICT equipment
  • Literacy and Numeracy workshops to improve standard of work
  • Personal care
  • Special exam arrangements
  • Specialist software/ specialist ICT equipment   
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Study skills/time management
  • Counseling



Learner success

Key 2018 Achievements

  • There was a 100% pass rate across 78 different courses including Science, Business, Humanities, Creative Arts and Sport.
  • Our A-Level courses have achieved a 100% pass rate, upto 2% with high grades (A*-C) rising by 3.2%.
  • Since 2017, level 3 courses have had an increase of 9% in high grades (A*-C).
  • Level 2 pass rates exceeded national averages in all subjects and there has been a greater progression from level 2 to level 3 courses.
  • Gateway College students are four times more likely to pass their maths re-sit and twice as likely to pass their english re-sit, than any other college.

For more information on learner success and exam results please go to our website

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Gateway College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 13 September 2018
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Key information


  • A: Gateway Sixth Form College
    • Address:
    • Colin Grundy Drive
    • Hamilton
    • LE5 1GA
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 01162744500
    • Website:
    • Email address:
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    • Your progression is key and we understand that you need more than just excellent results to stand out to a prospective employer or to gain a place at university. Through the support we offer and our specialised careers and employment programmes, enrichment activities and high quality teaching and learning, Gateway students consistently go on to gain places at their first choice of university, take up an apprenticeship, or find related employment to match their career aspirations.

      Whether you are taking your first steps into further education or re-taking a qualification, Gateway College offers a wide selection of vocational and academic qualifications from entry level 1 to advanced level 3 to ensure you achieve your goals. 

      You can find further information on our website: and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.  

      If you would like to speak to someone at Gateway about your options or to arrange a tour ring 0116 274 4500.