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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.

School News Feed
  • Reminder
    11 June 2020
    Good afternoon Just a reminder to everyone that tomorrow (Friday 11th June) is the deadline for the front cover design competition for the lockdown writing book and E-book! Looking forward to seeing all your amazing entries! Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    9 June 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached our latest update regarding school provision. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Newsletter
    5 June 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached the latest newsletter from here at Tollgate. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    5 June 2020
    Good afternoon Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter the Lockdown Writing Competition. We had over 50 entries from across the school, presented as songs, poems, diary entries and prose. Because each of the entries is so amazing, we want to include them all in a book which we will put in the school library (once we are able to) so the whole school community can read them. However, we are also exploring other ways to showcase the writing talent virtually and will continue to keep you updated on this. But, as we know how much you like a competition... We need a front cover for the book, whether virtual or not! It should be bright and colourful, with a clear title. One entry will be selected and used as the front cover for our book. Please send your front cover image in an email to competition@tollgate-jun.co.uk by Friday 12th June to be entered. Make sure you include your name and class in the email, so we know who it's from. We would like to publish some entries that we have received for the Lockdown Writing Competition, if your child has sent an entry in but you do NOT wish for them to be published, please contact the office staff and let them know. Happy designing! Mrs Allan, Mr Gwynne and Mrs Lewis
  • General
    29 May 2020
    DB Primary
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see the attached information regarding DB Primary. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Reminder
    4 May 2020
    DB Primary update
    Dear Parents, I hope all is OK with you all. Please find attached an update about DB Primary, a reminder about how to log onto and use DB Primary, and also a reminder about our Writing competition. Kind regards and keep safe, Mr Dennis
  • Home_learning
    2 May 2020
    DB Primary Update
    Dear Parents, Happy Saturday...the sun is shining...really hoping all is good with you. The next week's pathway of activities on DB Primary will go live at 8am on Monday 4th for the children to see. It will close at 5pm on Friday 8th. The children will only see one task at a time, but as they complete each task a new one will appear. Depending on which year group they are in, there are around 8-12 tasks in each pathway in total. This is in addition to work that has been set on the school website. If your child has problems logging onto DB Primary, please email Mrs Stephens on jstephens@tollgate-jun.co.uk Remember there is also BBC Bitesize and the Oak National Academy resources as well...and also remember that our Writing competition is still running...please see earlier PING that is on the website for more details. Have a good weekend everyone, sending all of our Tollgate families every good wish, Mr Dennis
  • Important
    24 April 2020
    Virtual Sussex School Games
    Dear Everyone, In case you were looking for a new way for your child (and you?!) to keep active, the 'Specsavers Virtual Sussex School Games' begins this coming Monday (27th), with an opening ceremony at 9.15 am. The idea is for a different sport to be featured each week. There will be 4 personal challenges that can be completed inside or outside. Children's times can be posted online before 12.00 each Friday if you want to be competitive! New challenges are released every Monday at 9.30 am. Please follow this link for more information and to sign up: http://www.sussexschoolgames.co.uk/ Kind regards, Mr Dennis Headteacher
  • Important
    23 April 2020
    Update and Competition
    Dear Parents, I hope all is OK with you and your families and that you are managing to cope in these difficult days. With the announcement from the government that a lifting of the lockdown measures is not likely in the immediate future, I have asked all teachers to reach out to families in the coming days. You should receive an initial phone call from your child's class teacher just asking how things are, whether there are any problems accessing the activities on our website/DB Primary/BBC Bitesize/Oak Academy etc. It would be great if your child could actually speak to the teacher...I realise this might be a bit unusual and possibly awkward, but after two and a half school weeks being apart, I do feel it is important for a personal conversation to be had...hopefully you agree! After this initial phone call, your child should then receive an email every couple of weeks or so from the class teacher...if you would like more contact, please discuss this during the initial phone call and we will see what we can do! I have also attached a poster that explains a competition we are holding...hopefully your child will want to take part...and if any parent wishes to enter as well, feel free! Sending you every good wish, Stephen Dennis Headteacher
  • Important
    14 April 2020
    Letter 14.04.2020
    Dear Parents, Please find with this PING a letter form me and also a help sheet for logging onto DB Primary. Kind regards,
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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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