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Last day of term for children is Wednesday 20th July. Year 6 (only) finish at 1.30pm, all other year groups finish at the usual time. Children return for Term 1 in September on Monday 5th.

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
  • General
    8 July 2022
    Good morning, As the end of term nears, we are on the look out for good quality, clean uniform that is no longer required. Mrs Funnell has kindly offered to set up a nearly-new uniform shop in September, with the rising cost of living as it is we hope this may offer support those that may need it. If the washed items could be bought to the office to be passed on we would be very grateful. Thank you for your ongoing support. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    8 July 2022
    Good morning Please be informed that After School Club (in line with St Andrews Infants) will not run on the last day of term (20.7.22) Kind regards Ms Hanna
  • General
    6 July 2022
    Reading Challenge
    Good afternoon, Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • School_meals
    1 July 2022
    Last day of term- 20th July
    Good afternoon Please be advised that Chartwells will be serving Fish & Chips on the last day of term🙂 Vegetarian option will be Quorn Dippers. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    22 June 2022
    Open for Parents
    Dear Parents/Carers We know you’ve all been waiting and here it is, at last! Please find attached the new Open for Parents ‘Whats On’ guide which outlines all the programmes we have available to support parents and carers . This guide contains all the course information, dates and how to book. In fact, we’ve gone all high tech and you will see each course has a QR code with it. Just using a QR code reader or camera on a phone will take you directly to the booking forms. ‘Open for Parents’ can offer help and support directly to the parents, free of charge, as part of East Sussex’s Early Help 0-19 Services provision. We provide a variety of online parenting courses, each with specific tips to help them deal with the most common behaviour problems. This service is all run online, so parents and carers can join in from the comfort of their own home. All they need is a laptop, tablet or phone and internet access. Ann Marie Cox Parenting Practitioner HOA & Parenting Early Help Service 0 - 19 Team Email EH.0-19parentingteam@eastsussex.gov.uk Team Telephone: 01424 725800
  • General
    22 June 2022
    Parent support
    Good afternoon, Please see below a link for parent support: https://www.myfamilycoach.com/information-hub/ Kind regards Mrs Dale
  • Event
    20 June 2022
    Summer Reading Challenge-East Sussex Libraries
    Summer Reading Challenge School Zone: www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/school-zone-src The Challenge will begin in libraries on Saturday 9th July and end on Saturday 10th September. To take part in the Challenge children need to read six books of their choice that they have borrowed from the library or downloaded from our ebook library over the summer holidays. They are given rewards for each book they read and a certificate and medal if they manage to complete the Challenge. The Challenge is for all children, whatever their reading ability. Children who are not reading independently can share their books with a family member or friend, or they might prefer to listen to audio books. We have a range of materials to enable children with additional needs to participate as well. You can find out more about these by emailing library.enquiries@eastsussex.gov.uk or by speaking to your local library contact. Children can be signed up at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/src They will need to login to their library account (library card number and PIN) to complete the registration process. Have fun reading. Good Luck! 📚
  • School_meals
    16 June 2022
    Good afternoon, Just a reminder from Chartwells that unfortunately they are still unable to provide 'Fish' on a Friday, so will continue with 'Fish Fingers' for main meal. All the other options remain unchanged 😊 Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Reminder
    14 June 2022
    Sun Safety
    With this fabulous weather, with more promised for the rest of this week, it is really important that children do not get burnt in the sun. Please make sure your child has applied sunscreen before school; if you want to send your child into school with more sunscreen to apply at break and lunch, please do so. Please also make sure your child has a sun hat/cap, and plenty of water. There may be times when we provide sun screen, particularly if the children are looking as if they are at risk of burning. If your child is allergic to sunscreen, please let us know, and make sure your child has suitable sunscreen provided by you to use instead. Many thanks...and enjoy the weather!
  • General
    17 May 2022
    Good morning Please see attached information from Eastbourne Library services. Also, here is the link to this Years Summer Reading Challenge 2022 https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ 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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