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Tollgate is now closed until further notice. The only children allowed to attend are those who have been notified by the school, confirming they have been allocated an emergency placement.


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.

Tollgate will be open for children of Key Workers during the Easter holiday

Please see PING sent on 2nd April 2020 for details. This is only for children who have both parents who are Key Workers actually working on the days requested. The form should be emailed direct to head@tollgate-jun.co.uk or phone the school office 01323 723298 before 3.00 pm tomorrow (3rd April 2020).

School News Feed
  • Newsletter
    27 March 2020
    Dear Parents/ Carers Please see attached our latest newsletter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    24 March 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers, A reminder that Tollgate is closed until further notice. The only children allowed to attend are those whose families have been notified by the school that they qualify for emergency provision. Regular contact will be maintained with the whole school through Ping so please keep the app active. Many thanks. Steve Dennis
  • Important
    20 March 2020
    Update 20.3.20
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached letters with information regarding school closures. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    9 March 2020
    Brass Instrument-Recruitment
    Dear Parents/Carers The children watched a brilliant Brass instrument demonstration in assembly this morning by Marcus Plant who works for East Sussex Music Service. If your child has expressed an interest in playing an instrument, please see the attached letter for applications. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    28 February 2020
    Attendance Late marks
    Dear Parents/ Carers We have looked at the number of children who are persistently late for school and we are concerned! When a child is late for school the following happens: - Office staff are consistently interrupted and have to sign the child in and take the lunch order to the kitchen. -Teachers have to stop what they are teaching to welcome and settle the child. -The child has no idea what the other children in class are doing and miss important information/learning. -Assemblies are disrupted by children joining late. Therefore from today, any child who has been late 4 or more times since September will receive a letter that draws your attention to the problem. These children will then be closely monitored and should there be further lates, they will recorded as unauthorised absences rather than 'lates'. Thank you for your support in this matter Kind Regards Mr Dennis
  • Club
    4 February 2020
    After School Clubs - Term 4
    Please find attached a copy of our After School Clubs Programme for term 4
  • Important
    27 January 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Fegan
  • Important
    8 January 2020
    Choir Club with Mrs Allan is now full so if you have not received a ping message informing you that your child has a place then I am afraid they will not be permitted to attend . A new list will open up for children to apply again at the end of Term 4 . This will again operate on a first come first served basis as spaces are limited for this very popular club. Filling in the necessary form and Payment in advance will be needed to guarantee your child a place .
  • Sports
    29 November 2019
    Sports Days
    Dear Parents/Carers Sports Day Information We need to set a third (and final!) date for Sports Day as the new date previously announced clashes with St Andrew’s Year 1 Sports Day! So the Tollgate Sports Days will be: Years 3 and 4 on Thursday July 2nd at 9.15 until 11.45; Years 5 and 6 will be on Friday 3rd July at 9.15 until 11.45. Apologies for the confusion! Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    28 November 2019
    Important Message
    Dear Parents/Carers Due to a near miss at the entrance to the school yesterday, we have carried out a risk assessment and we would like to inform you that the gates to the school staff car park will be closed to ALL vehicles at the beginning and end of each day from now on. This is for the safety of the children when coming to and from school at peak times. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding in this matter. 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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