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Tollgate School is now closed to all children. Children of Key Workers and those deemed Vulnerable who have a confirmed place, should arrive at 8.45 am; sessions finish at 3.20 pm. Online learning for all other children is in place.

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
Headteacher

 
 

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, feel free to contact the East Sussex Admissions department for more information.

School News Feed
  • School_meals
    12 January 2021
    Free School Meals- Update
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached the latest update from the government regarding free school meals. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    11 January 2021
    Provision for Essential Workers- week Commencing 18.1.21
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see the attached form and covering letter regarding essential worker provision for the week commencing 18.1.21. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • 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
  • Important
    6 January 2021
    A letter for the children
    Dear Parents/Carers A letter for the children...but parents and Carers are welcome to read it too! Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 January 2021
    Update
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached information regarding online learning. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    4 January 2021
    School closure
    Dear Parents and Carers, As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister has announced tonight that all Primary schools are to close to the majority of pupils with immediate effect. This is so sad for us all, particularly as we had all worked so hard to keep the school open and safe for everyone. It is also so sad for the children who had started to make really good progress academically and socially since returning to school in September. However, the key difference between this Lockdown and the one last March is that remote learning is going to be possible for the children not attending school. In this way, not only can they carry on learning, but they can also continue their links with their teacher and friends, albeit it on a screen. However, I would ask you to be patient with us...remote learning may not happen tomorrow but should start by Wednesday 6th January. We will be open to children of key workers and those children deemed to be Vulnerable...but again it will take us a day to sort out the cover supervision for these children. Therefore children of key workers and Vulnerables from classes 4VA, 4S and 5TG may attend school tomorrow at their normal times as we were able to set up plans for them today. For vulnerable children and children of key workers from other classes, provision will begin on Wednesday 6th January, as forms are still being submitted from parents. If your class teacher does not contact you or your child on TEAMS or on DB Primary to begin remote learning tomorrow, can I please point you towards the resources that are on our school website and also the many activities on the Oak National Academy website, BBC Bitesize, TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed. This is particularly relevant for the children in class 4EA as Mrs Eldridge only joined the staff today (!); it may take us a couple of days to get everything sorted for her to teach the class remotely. We will be contacting children whose families have indicated that they are in need of a suitable device in order to access remote learning. We will also contact families tomorrow whose children are entitled to free School Meals to explain how provision will happen. As always, we are in this together! Please be aware that we are all trying our best to do the best we can...and that we won't necessarily get everything right first time. More information will follow in the days ahead, but in the meantime, stay safe and thank you for all that you do to support your children and our school. Every good wish, Mr Dennis
  • Important
    4 January 2021
    Update
    Dear Parents and Carers, Please find attached letter and other information for all parents. Many thanks for your support and patience in these difficult times! Every good wish, Mr Dennis
  • Important
    3 January 2021
    Update
    Dear Parents, As promised, here is the update regarding the re-opening of Tollgate tomorrow. Kind regards, Stephen Dennis Headteacher 03.01.2020 Dear Parents and Carers, As promised I can now confirm the arrangements for the re-opening of Tollgate tomorrow (Monday 4th January). As I am sure you can appreciate, this has not been an easy few hours and things may well change again in the coming days. Please bear in mind that staff have not taken their decision whether or not to teach remotely or in person, lightly. All of our staff are totally committed to providing the best possible education for all of our children and everyone's individual circumstances are different. Advice from different trade unions also make sometimes contrasting reading. At this point in time, the following classes will be taught remotely and should therefore not attend school tomorrow; this includes children of Key Workers and children deemed Vulnerable; in those classes; a separate invitation will go to those children in the 3 classes listed below tomorrow. 4VA: Mrs V Allen 4S: Miss A Stubbs 5TG: Mrs Gillies (Monday and Tuesday; arrangements for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to be confirmed) These classes will be contacted directly by their teachers with a timetable for their online lessons. We intend operating Early Birds and After-School Club tomorrow, but this may not be possible after tomorrow once the revised Risk Assessment is completed; if you can make alternative arrangements for childcare it would be greatly appreciated. More information will come to you tomorrow and in the coming days, Kind regards, Stephen Dennis Headteacher
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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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