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Welcome back- Year group 'bubble' start and finish times are as follows: Year 6: 08.15am-14.40pm Year 5: 08.30am-14.55pm Year 4: 08.45am-15.10pm Year 3: 09.00am- 15.25pm

This year, due to Covid 19, unfortunately we are unable to open the school in the way we would normally for viewings. We have made this video to share with you to give you a small taste of what life at Tollgate is like. We hope you enjoy it! Should you wish to know more about the school please contact us on 01323 723298.


A warm welcome from the Headteacher

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You will want your child to be safe and happy at school, where the learning is meaningful and enjoyable. Our children are excited about coming to school and being part of our learning community where everyone is valued, respected and cared for. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of each child and we work in close partnership with all of our families in order to ensure our children are successful and responsible members of the community. Vital to this partnership is our ‘open door’ policy that ensures parents and carers feel confident in approaching the school in the event of a query or concern.

We believe that Tollgate Community Junior School provides a journey whereby success is met with celebration; achievements are met with rewards and difficulties met with support, resulting in keen and motivated learners who have a well-developed understanding of the world and their role within it. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and enriching, making 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 also like to personally welcome you to our school in order for you to experience for yourself the unique ethos and opportunities that our children enjoy. We hope very much that you and your family will become part our learning community and will want to 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 including how we feel about ourselves, our ability to recognise how we learn best, how good we are at practising things and being able to make links with what we already know. At Tollgate we recognise that we have children with a tremendous amount of potential and our aim is to exploit this with parental help. If you would like your child to join us at Tollgate, we would be delighted to hear from you; alternatively, or contact feel free to contact the East Sussex Admissions department for more information.

School News Feed
  • General
    15 March 2021
    'Young Carer Awareness Day' - 16th March 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see the attached documents for your information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Newsletter
    5 March 2021
    Dear Parent/Carer Please see attached our latest newsletter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    3 March 2021
    Dear Parents, I hope all is OK with you and that you and your child(ren) are looking forward to the full re-opening of school on Monday. I have just received this information from East Sussex that I hope you find useful. If you click on the link below, it should take you to a page that has lots of useful advice and guidance, especially if you or your child(ren) are a bit nervous about school re-opening. Kind regards, Stephen Dennis https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/back-to-school/
  • Newsletter
    26 February 2021
    Dear Families, I do hope all is OK with you all. I have attached a fairly lengthy newsletter for you all. It contains quite a lot of information about the return to school for all children on 8th March. I do hope you find the information re-assuring and helpful. Wishing you all a lovely weekend...hope the weather stays sunny! Every good wish,
  • General
    4 February 2021
    Children's Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement
    Dear Families, Please find attached our revised agreement that we ask our children to sign each year with regard to their acceptable use of technology. Your child's teacher should have shared it already online with your child this week. When the school is fully open we will, as usual, ask the children to sign a copy that will be displayed in every classroom. Thank you for your support, Every good wish, Mr Dennis
  • Important
    21 January 2021
    Please see letter from the Local Authority
    Dear Parents and Carers, We have been asked by the local authority to forward these letters to you regarding testing in schools. Please note that we will not be testing any children for Covid at Tollgate, as per. the advice on the letters. Stephen Dennis Headteacher Tollgate Community Junior School 'An adventure for the mind and a home for the heart'
  • Home_learning
    13 January 2021
    A couple of tips
    Dear Parents, Carers and Children, You may find the couple of ideas attached here useful...I hope all is good with you all! Kind regards,
  • Important
    11 January 2021
    Help from St Andrew's Church
    Good morning everyone, I do hope all is OK with you all. I have received the following message from Fr David about possible help being offered this winter. Kind regards, Mr Dennis A message from Father David: With the latest lockdown many people will be facing further financial difficulties for various reasons. Please get in touch with me (Father David) at vicar@standrewseastbourne.org.uk if we can help in any of the following areas: - Help with food - Winter clothing for children - Hygiene and sanitary products We are providing vouchers for all of the above for a limited time to help those who are struggling this winter, up to approx. £40 per family. Please get in touch with what could help and we will see what we can do. There is limited funding and it will be first come, first served. There is no bar to any of this for those already on different forms of benefits. All I will be asking for is the number of those in the family and the post code of the family address. This is for feedback to the council as to how the funding was distributed. Please liaise with me directly and support can be collected directly at the Church by arrangement or at the school gate. We may also be able to help with funding for other needs such as white goods, utility bills, or other areas not covered above, but this may take a little bit longer. Please do be in touch if we can help in any way. Yours Fr David Vicar of St Andrew's Church, Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7RT 01323 723739 www.standrewseastbourne.org.uk
  • Newsletter
    8 January 2021
    Weekly Catch Up
    Dear Parents, Please find attached the first of the weekly catch-up PINGS. I will try my best to send these out each Friday so that we can keep in touch. Wishing you all as good a weekend as is possible! Mr Dennis
  • Important
    8 January 2021
    Important Covid 19 update
    Dear Parent / Carer, Please see attached an important letter from Mr Dennis. Kind Regards
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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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