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Term 2 Week 6: Year 3 Christmas Show- Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December- tickets required for this 🎄 Year 2 tour- extra date added for those that missed the others~ Thursday 7th at 11am, please contact to book a place.


We are delighted that Tollgate Community Junior School joined DCAT on 1st October 2023.  

A warm welcome from the Headteacher

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. You want your child to be safe and happy at school. You want their learning to be meaningful and enjoyable. We are delighted that we are in the process of joining the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust. This is an exciting opportunity that will enable Tollgate to collaborate with other schools with a similar ethos. We are confident that approval will be given by the Regional Commissioner in Spring 2023, with conversion completed for October 2023.

Our children are excited about coming to school. They feel part of our learning community. Everyone is valued, respected and cared for. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of each child. We work in close partnership with all of our families. This ensures our children are successful and responsible members of the community. Vital to this partnership is our ‘open door’ policy. Parents and carers feel they can approach the school if they have a query or concern.

At Tollgate Community Junior School we celebrate success, reward achievement and support difficulties. Our pupils are keen and motivated learners. They have a well-developed understanding of the world and their role within it. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and enriching. We make the most of first-hand learning opportunities.

We hope that this website gives you a flavour of what life is like at Tollgate. We would like to welcome you to our school to experience for yourself the unique ethos and opportunities that our children enjoy. We hope that your family will become part our learning community and take advantage of all that we have to offer.

Welcome to our school.

Mr S. Dennis

Together Everyone Achieves More

We are all born with an innate capacity to learn. How successful we are can depend on a variety of factors. These can include how we feel about ourselves, if we know how we learn best, how good we are at practising and making links with what we already know. At Tollgate we know that we have children with a tremendous amount of potential. With help from parents we aim to develop this potential.  

If you would like your child to join us at Tollgate, we would love to hear from you. Or you can contact the East Sussex County Council Admissions team for more information.

Year 6 Colour Run

We raised an amazing £617.90 for CLDF

Dee explains why it’s always worth asking your child’s school to get involved in Big Yellow Fridaysmiley

When your child has a liver disease it affects the whole family. My youngest child Tiffany, who is now eight, received a liver transplant when she was a baby. Thankfully she is now doing really well but the support of CLDF has been invaluable to us all as a family.

I suggested a Wear Yellow Day as it’s really easy to organise and all the pupils donated to join in with that.

I am really touched to get so much support from children and staff who know Tiffany. It just shows the response you can get when a school understands that something is directly affecting one of their own families.

I know that we can all be a bit reluctant to approach schools about fundraising because they do get loads of requests from bigger charities. However when there is a personal connection it is a bit different and even if they only do a Wear Yellow Day it can bring in a lot of money.



Coronation Picnic~Chicks and Duckings~Bikeability~Sports Games

A day in week at Tollgate

Science Week

School News Feed
  • General
    1 December 2023
    Child Therapy Service
    Good morning Please see attached the latest newsletter from the Child Therapy Service for your information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    30 November 2023
    'Holding Space Emotional Wellbeing Packs'
    Dear Parents/Carers. Thank you for your interest in the above packs . I had quite a response for these and will get these out to you and reply to emails, in due course. I have some spare so please share with other parents at Tollgate, if you feel they are helpful. As before you can contact me at mdale@tollgate-jun.co.uk or contact me via the school office. Kind regards, Mrs Dale Pastoral Lead & Licensed Child Thrive Practitioner
  • Important
    29 November 2023
    Holding Space
    Dear Parents/Carers. We have free copies of Emotional Wellbeing packs to support your conversations with your children. They have been kindly donated by local organisation 'Holding Space' and we have a limited supply. Holding Space offer support to parents in supporting their children's emotional wellbeing. Should you wish to collect a pack, from the office or have one sent home, please let me know. You can do this by contacting me at mdale@tollgate-jun.co.uk or via the school office. Holding Space also offer free Coffee mornings as well as Walk n Talk sessions and Parent Telephone Support Their details are below Holding Space 7 Hyde gardens Eastbourne BN21 4PN 01323 315005 hello@holdingspace.org.uk PARENT & CARER COFFEE MORNINGS 4th 7th 11th December 10-2pm 4th Tuesday of each Month 28th November 23rd January 27th February 26th March Kind regards, Mrs Dale
  • General
    15 November 2023
    Good morning, Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Sports
    13 November 2023
    Sportscool Club at Tollgate
    Good afternoon SportsCool Brighton are running a multi sports holiday camp from December 18th-22nd at Tollgate Junior School. To book your paid place please see the details on the poster attached. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    9 November 2023
    Clinic information for missed Flu vaccination
    Dear Parents and Guardians, The Immunisation Service have recently attended your school for the Flu vaccinations. If you have already completed a form and your child wasn’t vaccinated in school, you will have received a separate email with clinic booking instructions and do not need to complete another form. Please refer to the ‘How do I book an appointment for my child to be vaccinated’ section in this email. If you did not return a consent form, but would like your child to receive this vaccination, it’s not too late. Please see guidance below on how to complete an online consent form, which will re-open one working day after the school visit, and subsequently book an appointment. How do I consent / refuse to my child having these vaccinations? Visit the following web address: https://www.susseximmunisations.co.uk/Forms/Flu Enter and confirm your preferred email address – you will receive a confirmation email following submission of the consent form. Enter the school code: SX114458 Complete and submit the consent form, indicating your choice of consent - Please ensure you provide the child’s registered address and GP. Book an appointment by following the steps below. How do I book an appointment for my child to be vaccinated? Follow this link: https://www.susseximmunisations.co.uk/clinicbooking/booking to book an appointment at one of our Community Catch up Clinics, for your child to receive the vaccination(s) – You will require your booking reference number which can be found within the email you receive(d) from Cinnamon once your consent form has/had been submitted. Arrange for an adult to accompany your child to their clinic appointment. If you are unable to complete the online form, wish to change your consent or have any trouble booking an appointment, please contact your local Immunisation Team on the appropriate telephone number below: Speak to a member of the Immunisation Service by calling your local team on 01273 696011: Brighton Ext. 3789 Chichester Ext. 8100 Crawley Ext. 2043 Heathfield Ext. 2080 Uckfield Ext. 4931 Worthing Ext. 8533 Many Thanks Sent on behalf of the Vaccination Programme Coordinator, Sussex Immunisation Service (SIS) Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk Follow us on Twitter: https:/twitter.com/#!/NHS_SCT Friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sussexcommunitynhs
  • General
    8 November 2023
    Class + Information
    Good morning Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 November 2023
    TT Rockstars
    Dear parent/carer, As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we've decided to take part in a friendly TT Rockstars competition involving schools in the United Kingdom. It's a 3-day competition which starts on Wednesday 14th November 2023 at 07:30 GMT and ends at 19:30 GMT on 16th November 2023. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com, a programme they are very used to using in school. Children can play in any game mode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a 60-minute limit (see below)). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average. To support player wellbeing, there is a time limit of 60-minutes per player per day. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on each of the competition days. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins for their own account but will no longer earn points towards the competition. In the spirit of the competition, please don't play on their behalf, but, by all means, encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn't cause high-stress levels or impact on family plans. Thank you for supporting this event and good luck, children! Mrs Lewis Year 3 Teacher
  • Important
    3 November 2023
    Colouring Competition- Ice Rink⛸
    Good afternoon, Please find attached this Year's colouring competition for the Ice Rink. Your child will bring home a hard copy today. Lightning Fibre and Signtek are sponsoring the competition to promote the return of the Ice-Rink this year. It will be at the Enterprise Centre from 9th December 31st December 2023. Each School taking part will have a winner in EYFS/KS1 and KS2 where applicable. The winners will receive a family ticket for the Ice Rink for a date and time that suits them. We are giving away a family ticket per Key Stage group per school to the selected winners, plus Lightning Fibre will give away 1Gb for a year, to 5 selected winner's homes. The overall winner's artwork will be vinyl wrapped on a Lightning Fibre cabinet near the winners school. Also the overall winner will be invited to cut the opening ceremony ribbon on Saturday 9th December at this years Lightning Fibre's Ice Rink, situated outside the Enterprise Shopping Centre and Eastbourne Train Station.. Entries will be collected the week beginning 13th November. Please return entries to school. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    3 November 2023
    Christmas dinner day
    Dear Families, Please find attached a copy of our Christmas dinner letter that your child/ren should have to take home with them today. This will take place on Wednesday 13th December. Please see details enclosed in the letter. I have also attached the menu sent from Chartwells for your information. Kind Regards, Mrs Mills
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How to find us


Tollgate Community Junior School | Winston Crescent | Eastbourne | East Sussex | BN23 6NL

General enquiries: Mrs Willgrass, School Secretary
Email: office@tollgate-jun.co.uk | Telephone: 01323 723298

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