Founded by the late visionary educationist R.I.T. Alles in 1986, Gateway was established upon the principle of ensuring all students attain their highest potentials via a sound, solid and well-rounded education. Since then, it has grown to become a trusted educational conglomerate, committed to upgrading the standards of education, at all levels, in Sri Lanka. Gateway has also built a reputation for both meeting and setting international standards in education with Gateway educational programmes endorsed by leading educationalists in the UK and utilised in countries including China, Malaysia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gateway educational entities include Gateway Colleges, Springfield College, Big Spark by Gateway, Accolade by Gateway, Achievers by Gateway, Gateway Graduate School, KOPS and Seven Cs, covering the complete educational journey from pre-school to university education.

The organisation is very much committed to developing standards of education at all levels. To meet this end, Gateway invests heavily on teacher training for our permanent cadre exceeding 800 teachers. Our total staff strength exceeds 1000.


Gateway College Colombo

The premier International School situated in Royal Gardens, Rajagiriya, provides quality teaching and learning for children from 2 1/2 to 18+ years of age with classes from Play Group to Advanced Level. The fully fledged four acre Campus situated in a salubrious environment with a canal flowing on a side, consists of customised school buildings and modern facilities built with a blend of leading British Independent Schools architecture and Sri Lankan culture. Student population of the school has reached the capacity level of 1900.

Gateway College Kandy

One of the first International Schools in Sri Lanka, formerly known as Kandy International School was brought under the wings of Gateway in 2000. Now, a leading International School in Kandy with a student population of 1200, provides education at all levels. The Campus in Kandy located at Asgiriya, is in close proximity to the renowned Asgiriya cricket stadium. The location, which is just one kilometer away from the Kandy town, provides a panoramic view. The school attracts students from towns as far as Kurunegala, Matale, Gampola and Nuwara Eliya.

Gateway College Negombo

Situated in a serene environment bordering a scenic lagoon with spacious play areas and modern facilities provides a valuable service to students from Play Group to AL in Negombo and the surrounding areas from Wattala to Chilaw and many cities in the Gampaha District.

Gateway College Dehiwala

Established in 2013 following the merger of Gateway College Colombo 4 and the American International School, Gateway College, Dehiwala caters to children of all age groups from Play Group to Advanced Level. The facilities include a seven story building with spacious science and computer laboratories, libraries, classrooms, swimming pool and a large auditorium which serves as an indoor basketball stadium as well. A day care centre will be opening soon. It is patronised by students living in the Western and Southern parts of Colombo and the coastal areas down to Panadura and beyond.

Gateway College Ratmalana

Gateway College welcomed the newest member of the family, Gateway College Ratmalana, in September 2018. The new campus brings floodlit, state-of-the-art football grounds, and a modern pavilion to the Dehiwala and Ratmalana schools, with a basketball court, cricket nets, a badminton court, and other facilities related to extracurricular activities, in the works. The new campus is the latest accomplishment in the constant endeavour and effort to provide the best facilities and opportunities for all schools and students, a hallmark of the Chairman and the Directorate of the Gateway Group.


Springfield College Kandy

The Springfield College which existed since 2001 in Kandy was brought under the management of the Gateway Group in 2013 and was converted into a Private National School teaching the Sri Lankan National Curriculum in English medium. Springfield College caters to all ages from Nursery to Advanced Level in English Medium. Every child has the opportunity to receive a truly high quality English Medium education with a national flavour in a disciplined spiritually and morally uplifting school environment.

Springfield College Colombo

Springfield College Colombo was established in 2017 and offers the local curriculum in the English medium from Nursery to Advanced Level. We have a qualified and experienced staff who use modern teaching aids to deliver the lessons in an interesting and engaging manner. A wide variety of sports and co-curricular activities are offered. Swimming is done for the younger students during class time. Most of the sports activities are carried out at different locations and the school bus provide transport while there is always a teacher accompanying the students. Our assemblies are based on themes and our teachers concentrate on holistic development of the child. Character development and value education are an important part of the curriculum.


Gateway Achievers

Gateway Achievers provides a unique learning environment for children to learn and grow. We are equipped with qualified teachers and support specialists. We provide each student a comprehensive individualized Education Programme (IEP) enabling each child to reach their maximum potential.

Other programmes offered at Gateway Achievers are individualized remediation, art therapy and sensory stimulation activities conducted after school hours enabling children from other schools to take part.


Seven Cs by Gateway

Seven Cs by Gateway is a division of the Gateway Group that provides foundational education and includes the Day Care Centre for extended care and learning, Kindergarten which sets the foundations of an intellectually curious and emotionally well-balanced child and the Activity Centre offering STEAM education for older students. Seven Cs is an exploration platform for children to engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning that is deeply connected to the world. It is based on the 7 Cs of 21 st century learning: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Culture, Character and Cheerfulness. Providing a progressive education, it gives children the opportunity to learn with purpose and ultimately prepare for and thrive in the future.


Gateway Graduate School

The Gateway Graduate School was founded in 2008, keeping in line with the vision of the renowned educationist Late Mr. R.I.T Alles, founder Chairman of the Gateway Group, in order to provide the opportunity to students to complete industrial recognized degrees and diplomas, at an affordable price in Sri Lanka or transfer to reputed foreign universities.


BigSpark by Gateway

BigSpark by Gateway, brings together the Schools of Computing, Language, Speech, and Drama, in an endeavor to promote STEAM Education with an activity-based approach that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Gateway has a long heritage of energizing, enlightening and empowering children for the challenges that lay before them by facilitating inquiry, dialogue, creativity, and critical thinking.


Gateway School of Computing

Gateway Kids School of Computing and Gateway Centre for Information Technology celebrated the 20th Anniversary by joining hands to be one entity – Gateway School of Computing. With the commitment to be innovative and first to set standards, Gateway School of Computing has state-of-the-art programmes in Computing, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Coding and STEM.


Gateway Language Centre

The Language Centre provides English Language Teaching (ELT) to Young Learners (6 to 12 years), Teenagers, School Leavers and Adults/Professionals. Delivery methods include taught lessons, blended learning and e-learning. Courseware by way of workbooks, audio, video and multimedia are provided by publishers in the UK such as Cambridge and Delta. All programmes meet international standards as the curricular are designed according to the Council of Europe Common European Framework. We carry out programmes in association with Pearson/Edexcel International and Cambridge International Examinations (ESOL). We have carried out large scale training assignments in all parts of the country for organizations such as for the US Embassy and John Keells Foundation, for whom, since 2009, have been the training partner for the John Keells English Language Scholarship Programme, providing English language training to disadvantaged youth.


Gateway School of Speech and Drama

Gateway School of Speech and Drama develops and strengthens the communicative and dramatic skills of children. The school has made rapid progress since its inauguration, catering to over 500 students from local and international schools between the ages of 4 to 13 attending courses at any given time. Our competent and well trained teachers work as a team towards one goal, and that is to instill in our students a sense of self confidence and a realisation of self creativity. Students are presented for both foreign and local examinations according to their age and ability in Speech and Drama, Spoken English, Mime etc.


Accolade by Gateway

Accolade by Gateway offers unique programmes to support students from OL onwards, as they prepare for university and the workplace. The Study Centre supports students for IGCSE and AL examinations. International Pathways offers students pathways after OL or AL to universities of repute – through the Foundation Programme after OL and/or the Diploma Programmes after AL. The Diploma Programme that is equivalent to the first year at university can be followed along with AL or after completing AL. Students have the option of completing their undergraduate studies in Sri Lanka or overseas.

The Professional Development Centre equips students with soft skills while also laying the foundation for workplace ready skills with the aim of empowering them to succeed in life and the workplace.


Gateway Consultancy Services

The organisation provides ICT based advisory services as well as customer software development services both externally as well as internally to the parent group. We provide e-Business solutions and custom applications. Combining proven expertise in emerging technologies and a strong understanding of new-economy business domains, we deliver end-to-end software solutions that solve technology needs. GCS's flagship product, School Online, won the National Best Quality Software award in the category of Education and Training consecutively for 3 years. In all three years, Gateway was selected to represent Sri Lanka in the Education and Training category for the international APICTA competition.


Abingdon Kindergarten (UK)

Gateway, has expanded its geographical boundaries to the UK by taking over the Abingdon Kindergarten Group in Oxford. Founded in 1987, the Abingdon Kindergarten Group has a reputation of providing quality child care and early learning to children up to 5 years. With the focus of providing quality education from Foundation to Graduation, Gateway now has the opportunity to share best practices across different countries. Training and developing the staff is considered a priority area at Gateway. With Gateway's entry to the UK, staff of Gateway schools in Sri Lanka and UK have the opportunity to share their experiences through teacher exchange programmes.



Gateway Educational Services

A trading organisation involved with import and distribution of books for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors.

Gateway Computer Services

A trading organisation involved with import and distribution of IT related products needed for modernising education.