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Term 4- Week 3- Thursday 7th March- World Book Day.


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
  • Important
    29 February 2024
    Water Bottles
    Good afternoon A gentle reminder that the water bottles the children bring in from home need to be water tight. It has come to our attention that some children are bringing in a cup type vessel with a straw and unfortunately there have been numerous spillages on class books and work etc. All bottles need to be able to be sealed. We thank you for your support with this matter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    29 February 2024
    Nut Free School ❌
    Good morning A reminder that we are a NUT FREE school. We have had a few incidents of children bringing nut products in their packed lunches recently, however this is totally prohibited due to staff and children with severe nut allergies, even if your child says there is no one in their class, it is a school wide ban. The consequences of this can be life threatening. Thank you for your support in this matter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    29 February 2024
    Office emails.
    Good morning We are experiencing technical difficulties with the office emails currently, and we are unable to access them. Schools ICT are working to fix this and we hope that they can do so a.s.a.p :) Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Event
    27 February 2024
    HAF Sports Holiday Camp
    Good afternoon SportsCool Brighton are running a multi-sports holiday camp from April 2nd-5th (HAF dates) at Bourne Primary School. They are also open in the second week (8th-12th April) for paid places only. Please see the attached information or follow the link below: https://eequ.org/experience/3872 Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    27 February 2024
    Easter Eggstravaganza!🐰🐣
    Good morning, Year 5 are throwing an Easter Eggstravangaza Fair on Tuesday the 26th March! The children are organising everything and it will be great fun! There will be games, competitions, prizes, treats and more! Lots of homemade craft and a second hand sale will be on offer too! This event will be open to all children in the school, with a special admission to the Y5 parents from 2:15 onwards. The children have asked that, if people have the following items, that they kindly donate to the Y5 Team: preloved games, toys and books (in good condition to be resold) packs of seeds friendship bracelets threads and beads shop bought cakes and treats (no homemade items please due to severe allergies across the school) The non-perishable donations (toys, books, seeds, etc) can be made anytime. The cakes and treats can be donated the week beginning the 25th March or also on the day of the event. Please ask your child to hand over any donations to Year 5 staff and we will gratefully receive them. Don't forget to remind your child to bring some small change on the day if they would like to participate in the events and sales. Kind regards! The Eggstremely Eggsellent Y5 Team!
  • Important
    22 February 2024
    World Book Day 2024 📖
    Good afternoon Please see the attached information about World Book Day 2024 Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    22 February 2024
    Information- HAF Programme Provider
    Good afternoon Please see the information below sent to us from the HAF Programme Provider We are working with Aspire Education Academy to promote school support courses that are fully funded by the ESFA (Education Skills Funding Agency) in levels 1, 2 & 3. These courses are designed to make it easy for parents who are looking to gain the necessary qualifications for a school support role, as the classes are run online, within school hours and during term times ONLY. Allowing parents to fit the classes in with school drop offs and collections. Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    22 February 2024
    Good afternoon, As part of Science Week Miss Stubbs has set up an egg competition with a twist. This competition asks the children (with their adults support) to design a moving vehicle for an egg to sit in that will protect the egg during impact. Children are still more than welcome to decorate their eggs with famous Scientists, Designers, Engineers or Mathematicians (but this is not a requirement). There will be 4 prize categories: Year 3 and 4 winning design Year 3 and 4 winning vehicle Year 5 and 6 winning design Year 5 and 6 winning vehicle Please see the attached information. Deadline is 13th of March Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    22 February 2024
    Red Nose Day 2024🔴
    Good morning A reminder On Friday 15th March Tollgate have signed up to fundraise for Comic Relief. This year we are inviting children and staff to wear red clothing and red noses for a donation. This can either be done by clicking on the link below, OR your child bringing in a cash donation on the day (please see link below): https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rnd24-tollgate-community-junior-school?utm_source=copyLink&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=rnd24-tollgate-community-junior-school&utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_term=dab8a65d199940fab426d063bda1c2aa We will also be: Raising money by filling a design with loose change Mr Doak will be organising a photo caption event Displaying jokes around the school Miss Penny will lead a Celebration Assembly for Years 5 and 6 Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Newsletter
    8 February 2024
    Good afternoon Please see attached our latest newsletter. 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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