Open Gate
Primary School

We accept children the way they are and help them to better themselves each day. By getting to know the world and themselves, we open the gates to a better life.

News

News from Primary school

What a fun week we’ve had, that’s fun F-U-N fun, here at Open Gate. On Thursday we had our annual School Spelling Bee in the theatre where 20 of the Primary School’s best spellers competed to secure a spot in the District Spelling Bee at Sunny Canadian International School.

Friday letter from Primary School

Today in our classes, we had our first advent morning oases. I always feel that advent is a special time of the year. Whether you are religious or not, it still represents an important time, a time of togetherness, goodwill and sharing.

The family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner distributed CZK 91 million in grants in 2020

The family foundation of Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner channels generous support towards children and young people studying in both public and private schools.

Photos and Videos

Winter atmosphere in OG

The snow blanket covered the entire school grounds and encouraged not only children from primary school to have fun.

Christmas atmosphere in OG

As everything is upside down this year, we can only share the Christmas atmosphere at our school with you from a distance.

Karel Cudlín's walk through the Open Gate complex

Open Gate starts its 16th year with 293 grammar school students and 99 pupils in the primary school’s junior years. This year, as every year, a significant number of grammar school students have scholarships from The Kellner Family Foundation set up by Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner.

Winter atmosphere in OG

The snow blanket covered the entire school grounds and encouraged not only children from primary school to have fun.

Christmas atmosphere in OG

As everything is upside down this year, we can only share the Christmas atmosphere at our school with you from a distance.

Karel Cudlín's walk through the Open Gate complex

Open Gate starts its 16th year with 293 grammar school students and 99 pupils in the primary school’s junior years. This year, as every year, a significant number of grammar school students have scholarships from The Kellner Family Foundation set up by Mrs Renáta Kellnerová and Mr Petr Kellner.

Photos and Videos

Teaching Staff

Our teachers love their subjects. They are also experienced educators and genuine personalities. They set examples for their students, passing on their enthusiasm for a cause and passing on their values.

Petr Šlemenda
Head of school

Graduated in English Language Teacher Education for the first tier of primary schools from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Pardubice; he has also completed a number of courses as part of a continuing education programme in the Czech Republic and abroad.  

Luke Ryan
Head of English (Primary School)

Born in Ireland, Luke settled in the Czech Republic in 2010. He is an experienced English teacher who has been a member of the Open Gate primary school team since 2014. He also runs workshops for stand-up comedians.

Enrolment and Transfers

Any preschool-aged child can be enrolled in the Open Gate primary school. Even yours. Find out how to enrol your child and the relevant deadlines. There is the possibility to transfer to a higher primary school year, but only if a place in the required year is available. 

Extracurricular Activities

We give thought to the development of each child’s talent and have a football pitch, a music rehearsal studio, a library and a swimming pool. On school days, a range of extracurricular activities are available.

Primary School Activity Groups

We offer over thirty different activity groups. Sports, culture, languages, and handicrafts. This means there is something for everyone. Take a look at this year’s opportunities.

Catering

At our school cooking is varied, healthy, and tasty. Food is usually prepared using seasonal raw ingredients. Meat and vegetables are also supplied by local farmers. We also cater for students with special dietary requirements.

Open Gate Primary School Anthem

Every school year has its own patron – a mineral that accompanies the students throughout the year. The first year is yellow topaz, for second-year students we have chosen red jasper, the third-year students can be recognised by green emerald, fourth-year students are recognised by blue aquamarine, and fifth-year students have violet amethyst.

Come and Have a Look Around

We organise a number of open days during the first term of the school year. If the dates are not convenient, you can arrange to visit us another day. Simply contact Open Gate Primary School’s office manager, Markéta Lepičová, by writing to lepicova@opengate.cz by calling +420 606 022 546