International Gateway Academy leased the present premises in Umraniye in 2005. The building was originally a textiles factory, but was adapted for use as a school by a group of parents. The building is over 6 floors.
The basement floor contains both male and female changing rooms, a small kitchen and a large multi-purpose room with raised stage and sufficient space to seat 120 adults.
The first floor accommodates our Elementary Department in 5 spacious, well apportioned rooms. The 2nd floor is dedicated to Administration and floors 3 – 5 accommodate our secondary departments. The sixth floor is taken up with an extensive library containing some 16000 texts, dvd’s and periodicals and a study area equipped with 7 computers.
We have a well-appointed Science Laboratory which meets MEB specifications an standards and 2 computer laboratories each equipped with 25 computers, projectors and dedicated printers.
While we have limited play space, imaginative use has been made of what is available. A new all-weather soccer pitch large enough for 8 a-side games was laid in 2014 and a soft surface playground appointed at the same time. There is a black tarmac basketball pitch and covered play area.
The school is actively looking to relocate by 2020 and various projects have been considered including building a brand new school to purchasing an existing school and redesigning the facilities to best meet our needs.