Keeble Gateway Academy

Keeble Gateway Academy


Will pictures go on of sports day for parents who where working and couldn't be there .? Xx
I had the best day at at Keeble Gateway Academy Primary School last Friday.

75 foundation and Key Stage 1 students and I created an 85 piece doodle jigsaw which included the schools logo and school values.

A totally colourful and joyful day to be a part of. Thanks so much for having me ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ–Š

Think you have some very excited Keeblets this morning!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Finished artwork at Keeble Gateway Academy, Wonderful work everyone.
Lovely morning with Keeble Gateway Academy nursery and reception children.
Hi my name is Ann, I am Lincoln and Lochlan's nanan. I knit to raise funds for Keeble Gateway Academy. Could you please have a look at my page. Since Keeble opened its doors in 2019 I have raised over ยฃ1000. Orders already going out for Halloween and Christmas. Thank you for you support.
Hi there. We are new to Sowerby and our 4 year old starts at pre school on Tuesday. As the schools closed I'm unable to ask a couple of questions, and thought I'd try here. For nursery do the children have a uniform or is it own clothes? Anything else I should be aware of for her to take with her. Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you for my Keeble bear who I have called YooYoo! For World Book Day I wrote a book about him! Love Zach x ๐Ÿ“š
Alex loved reading to her reading bear Rosie, thank you!
Our lockdown favourite x
Lincoln/Lochlans nanan here. I few of you may know I have been knitting to raise funds for Keeble Gateway school. I would like to thank everyone who has supported my efforts in raising funds for all the children. I started knitting back in April and my knitting needles are now having a much needed rest. (Easter Chicks next ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ.) I am pleased to say I have raised ยฃ550 for the children. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year. Stay Safe. xx
Our little Keeblet hanging his Keeble bauble on the Christmas Tree ๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŽ„
Zach was super excited to get the Self-Belief Star of the Week today! Thank you for giving him a wonderful start to Reception and getting him so excited about his learning ๐Ÿ’™
Well this one had a fab first day, came home even more smiley than when he went in this morning! As he walked up to bed tonight he said "I have LOVED my first day at school" - what more could you ask for?! Thank you Keeble ๐Ÿ˜
You know youโ€™ve found a great school when despite not seeing each other or the teachers for months they run in together with Mrs Beniams and donโ€™t even look back! Katie Parsons Kelly Emma Keeble Head
Zach is super excited to be a Robin - his Auntie just brought him one of his own!

Keeble Gateway Academy is a brand new primary school that opened in September 2019 near Thirsk. The

Operating as usual


All set up with tea, coffee and biscuits. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Harvest Festival this morning! :)


We are holding our Harvest Festival on Friday morning at 9.30am. Parents and carers are welcome to attend - please pop along for a cup of tea or coffee straight from drop off whilst you wait for it to start โ˜•๏ธ
As we have done since we opened our school, we will be donating to Thirsk Community Works. If you would like to contribute any dried goods, please bring this to school on Thursday or Friday morning ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ•


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„ we canโ€™t wait!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„
Please book your stall and put the date in your diary to pop along for a lovely evening of Christmas fun ๐Ÿฅฐ

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!!!


How to support your child with Maths workshop is tonight at 5.30pm in the school hall ๐Ÿงฎ
This workshop is aimed at giving some practical advice to help with activities and games that you can do at home to help your child make accelerated progress in maths!

Photos from Keeble Gateway Academy's post 10/10/2022

Today is and there are lots of ways you can be kind to your mind. ๐ŸŒŽ

Take the Mind Plan quiz for simple mental health tips and for more advice to help you put them into action, sign up to the email programme:


Are you able to help out at our New Starter Open Evening or the Harvest Festival? Any help would be greatly appreciated ๐Ÿ’™

The Friends of KGA are supporting school events over the next few weeks...

Tuesday 11 October (5.30pm) - open evening for prospective parents next year
Friday 21 October (9.30am) - Harvest Festival

At both events The Friends will be providing tea, coffee and general refreshments.

Can you help out? Comment below and let us know!

Photos from Keeble Gateway Academy's post 07/10/2022

Please come along if you are interested in a school place for your little one for next September ๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Keeble Gateway Academy's post 05/10/2022

๐Ÿฅฐ ๐ŸŒฟ Itโ€™s been a busy few weeks, but our tiniest people have settled so quickly ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅฐ


Please come along to support! We have lots of fantastic things to fundraise for this year and really need your help! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Come and meet the team, find out how you can become involved to support the children and the school! Everyone welcome - parents & grandparents, aunts & uncles, brothers & sisters, cousins... (you get the idea ๐Ÿ˜†)

See you on Wednesday!!


๐Ÿ’š A whopping ยฃ204.95 made this afternoon at our Macmillan cake and juice afternoon! ๐Ÿ’š
A huge thank you to everyone who kindly donated cakes and donated money to this wonderful cause this afternoon (apologies to those families who got the same cakes back when your children decided to buy them to take home ๐Ÿ˜‚). We had so many that we also donated some to our lovely neighbours, the residents at Orchid House.

Thank you to Miss Roberts, Mrs Lawson, Miss Law and our Sparrows for organising ๐Ÿ’š


๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿง Calling all bakers, non bakers and cake eaters! Don't forget about our 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 30th - that's THIS Friday at 3:30 in the school hall. Please enter by the nest gate.

We would love you to support us by donating cakes or popping along to see us. If you are able to donate cakes, please deliver them to the office on Friday morning ready for the sale. Don't forget to label any cake tins with your name on so we can get them back to the right place. ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚


Last year, we were so lucky to have our engineering shed built ๐Ÿ”จ , which the children absolutely love using at playtime and lunchtimes. Children of all ages engage in purposeful, creative play and their projects are just fascinating! ๐Ÿชต

We were also incredibly fortunate to receive a match funded offer from Thirsk Infant School Trustees, which meant that we could purchase our play bench (the snakes ๐Ÿ and ladders ๐Ÿชœ game is always a hit!) and our 2 other octagonal benches.

โœจโœจ As we continue to develop our playtime and lunchtime experience, we are turning to our wonderful community to help us gather some more exciting equipment! โœจโœจ

We would like to create a mud kitchen area, for all age groups to use during playtimes. If this something you might be able to help with, please contact us! We are seeking a kitchen as well as utensils, pans, pots and anything else that could be used ๐ŸŒฑ

We would also like some jigsaws and simple board games that the children can play with on our new tables. If you have anything that might be of use, please get in touch and let us know. ๐Ÿงฉ

Thank you in advance to our wonderful Keeble community ๐Ÿ’™

Love ๐Ÿ’— Kindness ๐Ÿ’š Self belief ๐Ÿ’› Aspiration ๐Ÿ’œ


Had a growth spurt or wanting to try a new sport?? We are here to help; we have a vast number of boots and clothing and equipment at hand to help. Just ask and we will see if we can help. We are also here to help take your old boots etc to help others begin something new and feel inclusive


๐Ÿ’™ Today we are proud to support Jeans for Genes day, raising awareness and money to support children and families affected by genetic disorders ๐Ÿ’™

Photos from Keeble Gateway Academy's post 22/09/2022


Our new little ones are settled in and itโ€™s already time to think about next year! ๐Ÿ’™

Does your child start school in September 2023? We would love to welcome you into our school, share our unique approach and see if Keeble is right for your little one and family ๐Ÿฅฐ

We are holding our opening evening on TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER at 5.30pm.

We are also offering some mini school tours on the following dates:

3rd November 9.30-10.00am
7th November 1.30-2.00pm
22nd November 5pm-5.30pm
Parents who are interested in a nursery place are also welcome to attend these tours โ˜บ๏ธ

If you would like to add your name to the register, please either email [email protected] or comment ๐Ÿ‘‡


Thank you to all the parents who attended our how to support your child with phonics and early reading workshop last night ๐Ÿ“–

The PowerPoint will be sent later and phonics packs will begin coming home with the children in the next few weeks.

We strongly recommend reading with your child 4 times a week to support their fluency and confidence in reading - just a couple of pages at a time will be fine!

Our next workshop - How to support you child with maths - will be held on Thursday 13th October at 5.30pm for parents of children Reception to year 3. ๐Ÿงฎ


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Incredibly sad news this evening ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Tomorrow we will be sharing special thoughts about our Queen, who reigned with total dedication until today ๐Ÿ‘‘ we will celebrate her duty, commitment and love for our country during our celebration assembly in the morning.

Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022 โค๏ธ


A reminder that today and tomorrow are teacher training days!

We are looking forward to welcoming children back to school on Wednesday morning โค๏ธ

Please remember special people photos on Wednesday or send to the school admin email โ˜บ๏ธ


๐Ÿ” What a way to kickstart the year! ๐ŸŒญ

It was lovely to have our families back together ahead of another exciting year ๐Ÿ’™

Thank you to The Friends for organising a fun, family event which ran so smoothly and for generous donations from the community. A brilliant total raised ahead of the new school year ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Keeble Family BBQ today! We hope everyone had fun... we also took a massive ยฃ500 which will be used to support the children & school.

Massive shout out and thank you to Tesco, Aldi UK and Cleancore UK for donations and assistance which made today possible!!

Can you help the Friends? Do you want to help choose and plan the next events? We'd love to hear from you! You can send a message using the link below, or email us on [email protected]


โค๏ธ Special people โค๏ธ

In every classroom, we have a space dedicated to our special people at home. This helps the children with a sense of belonging in their classroom and is an important part of our well-being and positive relationships offer in school.

Please send a photo of your child with their most special people into school with them next week. If you are unable to get one printed, please send it to the admin email address and we will get this done in school :)


โ˜€๏ธThe final week of the summer holidays is here! โ˜€๏ธ we hope youโ€™ve had a wonderful time making lots of memories as a family โค๏ธ

Menus were sent out a couple of weeks ago so please make sure that you use ParentPay to book meals. If there are any problems, please just send an email and Mrs Cowton or Mrs Ainsworth, our new administrator, will get back to you on Tuesday 7th September when they return to the office. Please be assured that all children will be fed on the first day back!

There have been a few CoolMilk enquiries over the holidays. If you would like your child to have milk at school, please register and pay via the CoolMilk website. If your child is under 5, they will receive free school milk, but you must register for them to get it. If your child is in receipt of Pupil Premium and you would like them to have milk, please let the office know.

The Nest is bookable on ParentPay so please ensure your bookings are up to date each week. We will always do our best to accommodate last minute bookings ๐Ÿ˜Š

School is looking great and we are ready and waiting to welcome our Keeblets into school on Wednesday 7th September. Gates are open 8.35-8.45am.



๐Ÿ’ซMeet the team Tuesday ๐Ÿ’ซ

Itโ€™s the final week of the holidays, which gives us just enough time to introduce Miss Anderson, our absolutely wonderful Year 3 teacher. Miss Anderson is an experienced KS2 teacher and brings lots of passion and enthusiasm to our school - she is so excited to teach our Wrens!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

1. Fishing rod - I love a good fish supper, and it would mean Iโ€™d never go hungry! ๐Ÿคช Saying that, I think the White Horse Cafe in Thirsk takes some beating - one of my favourite places for local fish and chips! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ˜‹ Iโ€™m not too sure how good my fishing skills would be! ๐Ÿ˜‚
2. Boat - I love being out on the water and adventuring and feel a boat would allow me to explore the beauty of the island. It would also help me catch my tasty fish suppers! ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›ถ
3. Family - Iโ€™d definitely need my family with me for the love, laughs and companionship! โค๏ธ

What makes you most excited about working at Keeble?

Firstly, Iโ€™m absolutely thrilled to be inheriting such a gorgeous class in September! I absolutely loved meeting them all - and the lovely Keeble staff - during transition week before the summer holidays. I just know that weโ€™re going to have a brilliant year together full of fun! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™m also very excited to be working at a new, passionate school, where the children truly are at the forefront of all decisions made in order to provide a high quality, inclusive education offer. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒŸ Lastly, since I live in Thirsk, Iโ€™m excited to be able to give back to my local community and be involved at the very heart of it! ๐ŸŒˆ

What song makes you want to get up and dance?

This is a hard one for me because I absolutely love music and have so many favourite songs! ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ However, a song that is so groovy and jazzy and makes me and my family get up and dance every time is Pencil Full of Lead by Paolo Nutini! What is better than dancing than with family and friends?! ๐Ÿคฉ Any song with a saxophone is a winner for me! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽท

How would you describe your teaching style in three words?

Inclusive, stimulating and inspiring ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“–

What was your favourite subject in school?

When I was younger, I absolutely loved school, so I enjoyed pretty much all of my subjects! This is definitely something I aim for my students to feel as well. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’› I have a scientific background with my university degree and especially love all things biology and geography. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ I love learning about the world in which we live, both from a human and physical geography perspective. It really inspires me and links with my huge passion for travelling around the world. โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ However, I am also very creative and absolutely adore English - specifically writing - and art. โœ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ I love descriptive writing and poetry by far the best. I think itโ€™s amazing how the creative choice of magical words can allure you into a world full of imagination and fun! ๐Ÿ’›โœจ Therefore, while I inherently love all subjects from maths to music and PE to history, my ultimate favourites are geography, writing and art.


The Friends of KGA Summer BBQ on Thursday 1st September 4-6pm - we canโ€™t wait to see you there!

๐ŸŒญ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿฆ• ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿงƒ๐Ÿฌ


๐Ÿ’ซ Meet the Team Tuesday ๐Ÿ’ซ

Mrs Lawson is going to be working alongside Miss Roberts in Sparrows class next year. Mrs Lawson is a passionate, committed Teaching Assistant who really goes above and beyond for our children ๐Ÿ’™

What would you sing at Karaoke night? ๐ŸŽค
If I HAD to do karaoke then it would have to be โ€˜living on a prayerโ€™ by my all time favourite band Bon Jovi . I have seen This band live approx 9 times, absolutely love them ๐Ÿฅฐ

What's your favorite zoo animal?
My favourite zoo animal has to be an elephant , I would love to go on a safari and see them in the wild โ€ฆ.Maybe one day . ๐Ÿ˜

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
If I could travel back in time I would want to go back to 2003 when my own children were tiny , they really are the best days and would love to do it all over again . If I could go back further it would have to be the 1920s just so that I could live like they do on Downton Abbey and wear the gorgeous dresses in those huge housesโ€ฆ Even if I had to be a servant!

What makes you most excited about our next year at Keeble?
I feel so lucky to be moving up with the kingfishers into sparrows. They are a very special group of children and I canโ€™t wait to be with them for the whole of the school year . I am looking forward to learning from miss Roberts and supporting her to guide them through exciting times . Keeble is a special place to work and I have enjoyed the past 6 months getting to know the staff , children and their families. My favourite time of the year is Christmas so bring on the Christmas plays ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ„

Stay tuned for our final introductions next week ๐Ÿ’™

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Inspiration Way, Topcliffe Road

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm

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