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Term 6- Week 7: Tuesday 16th July- Year 6 Pizza and Film 🍕Wednesday 17th July- Year 6 it's a knockout. Thursday 18th July- Year 6 colour run🟡🔵🟣🤾‍♀️🤾‍♂️🔴🟢🟠 Friday 19th July- Last day of term~ Mufti Day for a donation of £1. Year 6 finish at 1.30pm and all other year groups finish at the usual time of 3.20pm.


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.

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

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Science Week

School News Feed
  • Important
    12 July 2024
    After School Club
    Good morning Information for Friday 19th July: A quick reminder that there will be no After School Club on the last day of term. This is also a mufti day for a donation of £1. Year 6 finish at 1.30pm and all other year groups finish at the usual time. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    12 July 2024
    Reports and Meet the Teacher
    Good morning A note to say that school reports will be sent home by class teachers either today or Monday depending on when the class teacher is teaching. Meet the new teacher/say goodbye to the old will be on Wednesday 17th after school. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    11 July 2024
    Monday Morning after the Euros
    Good afternoon, As I'm sure you are aware, England have amazingly got to the finals of the Euros! As the match is not scheduled to finish until just before 10.00 pm on Sunday (and even later if it goes to extra time/penalties), we are keeping registers open on Monday morning until 10.00 am. We will still be open at the normal time...we just won't be giving 'late' marks until after 10.00 am, in case your child has had a late night...hope this helps!
  • Newsletter
    3 July 2024
    Good afternoon Please see attached our latest newsletter Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    26 June 2024
    Win £1,000 for your school’s library📖
    Good afternoon National Book Tokens are giving £1000 to five school libraries. Please follow the link below and vote for Tollgate. Spread the word too, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles all friends and family can vote too. https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools-prize Thank you Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    20 June 2024
    Information from Mapac for ordering uniform
    Good morning Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    19 June 2024
    2024-25 Class Structure🎓
    Good afternoon Please see the attached information regarding the class structures for the next academic year. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    14 June 2024
    PE kit update for September
    Good afternoon We would like to update you about P.E kits for September and moving forwards. Sadly, due to decreasing budgets and financial constraints on schools, we are not able to continue funding the FREE P.E kit. With this in mind, our expectation for the children to continue wearing the school P.E kit remains the same, as we feel the high standard of dress works really well, however a slight change to where you purchase the items can now be made by yourselves. You have the choice to either purchase the branded hoodie, t-shirt and shorts from the MAPAC website OR you can buy an equivalent non-branded plain royal blue hoodie, crew neck white t-shirt and blue PE shorts from an alternative outlet. https://www.mapac.com/education/parents/uniform/tollgatecommunityjuniorschoolbn236nl We fully understand the financial pressures on families in the current climate and we appreciate your support with this matter. Kind regards Mr Dennis
  • Important
    14 June 2024
    SRE- Information
    Dear Parents and Carers, You may be aware that just before the election was called, there was a statement issued by the government concerning the teaching of Sex Education in schools. Whilst this is only a consultation exercise, I thought I would re-assure you that we have reviewed the teaching of Sex and Relationship Education at Tollgate . We are confident that there are no changes required , as the aspects the government are consulting on have not been part of the curriculum here. I have attached a copy of the PSHE (including Sex and Relationship Education) progression document that is also available on the school website. I have also attached some information detailing the points raised in the government statement. I have asked each year group to send a separate PING to parents and carers detailing what is being taught, together with an invitation to come and see the resources that will be used in lessons. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons, but not from the biology aspects that are covered within the Science curriculum (naming of body parts, changes to bodies etc). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance who is best place to explain more if you would find this helpful. Kind regards, Stephen Dennis Headteacher
  • General
    13 June 2024
    School of Rock Production- St Catherine's College
    Good afternoon St Catherine's College on Priory Road are really excited to announce their forthcoming production of School of Rock, Tuesday 9 - Friday 12 July at 6.30pm. This is the first musical production showcased at the school in ten years! Tickets are on sale via HOME (onlineticketseller.com) We would love to see the extended community come along and see what fantastic talents our students have to showcase to everyone. Thank you with anticipation. Creative Arts Department at St Catherine's College
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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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