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Term 3~ Week 5

Eggheads of History Competition!

Last term, children and staff were invited to take part in an egg-citing history competition! The task was to turn a hard-boiled egg into a famous person from history.

The results were truly fabulous and included a host of different characters, from Albert Einstein to Cleopatra to King Henry VIII and his wives! The effort that went into the designs was phenomenal and we were blown away by how creative every entry was.

Children and staff spent the week voting for their favourite Eggheads from each year group and it was wonderful to see the hall buzzing with groups of children discussing and admiring the creations. Just take a look at the pictures!

Thank you all so much!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Mufti Day for Ukraine today (1/2/22)

At a time when many families are themselves struggling, your generosity was staggering.

A total of £699.93 was raised which will make a huge difference to the families in Ukraine facing such hardship.

Thank you to you all.


Thank you also for the amazing donations of food and toiletries for Eastbourne Foodbank this week. The goods were collected this morning...a larger van had to be used as you donated so much!



Year 5 Mural

We are delighted that Megan Buttle, a former pupil, has designed and painted a stunning Rainforest-theme mural for us. The Year 5 children were asked to vote on the style and the content of the mural, and it has been great seeing how a real artist goes about creating a large-scale mural. Special thanks to Megan’s Dad Tom, who joined in with the project, and also to Brewer’s who donated all of the materials free of charge.


Please see the video below showing how the mural was painted.


Tollgate Wall Mural V3.mp4

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.

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.

School News Feed
  • School_meals
    31 January 2023
    Price increase form Monday 30th January
    Dear Parent/Carer, It has been brought to our attention that school meal prices have increased, as of yesterday Monday 30th January. They are now £2.60 per day. This information was not communicated with ourselves in the normal way hence my late ping to inform you all, Apologies. Mrs Mills
  • General
    30 January 2023
    Childtherapy Service Newsletter
    Dear Parents/Carers, Please see the attached for your information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • Important
    27 January 2023
    Industrial Action Information
    Good afternoon, Please see attached important information which will also be viewable on our school website. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • School_meals
    26 January 2023
    Change to the school menu🍋
    Good afternoon, We are writing just to inform you of a slight change to the school menu. On Tuesday 21st February (Pancake Day) the pudding choice for the day will be: American Pancake with Syrup or Vanilla Ice-Cream- OR -Fresh Fruit- OR -Yoghurt. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Newsletter
    23 January 2023
    Childtherapy Service
    Good morning, Please see attached the latest CTS newsletter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • Important
    17 January 2023
    Childtherapy Service Newsletter
    Good afternoon Please find attached the latest newsletter from the Childtherapy service. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • Important
    17 January 2023
    Planned Teacher Strikes
    Good afternoon, Please see attached information around planned teacher strikes. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • Newsletter
    13 January 2023
    Good afternoon, Please see attached our latest newsletter and success poster. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • School_meals
    13 January 2023
    Menu change for Autumn/Winter
    Dear Parent/Carer, Please find attached the updated menu for school meals starting form Monday 16th January. ParentPay is now up and working correctly and advance bookings are now available. Kind Regards, Mrs Mills
  • General
    9 January 2023
    Childtherapy Service Information
    Good afternoon, Please see attached the latest information from the Childtherapy Service to support parents. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
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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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