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Term 1~ Week 3 : Due to forecast thundery showers and high winds over the next few days, we are rescheduling our Camps and Caves day until next week, from Monday 25th. Year 3 Team


We are delighted that the DfE have approved our application to join DCAT. The academy order has been signed that will enable us to take the next steps. We hope to convert to academy status as early in the coming academic year as possible. 

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

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 September 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.

School News Feed
  • Important
    14 September 2023
    Important Information
    Good morning, Please see attached important information regarding Inset Days. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    12 September 2023
    Winter Uniform
    Good afternoon Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    8 September 2023
    Design a bug house
    Good morning, Please see attached a poster for the free competition to design a bug house. Please see details below: We believe in the positive benefits of a hosting a local renewable energy scheme, and as a local school, would like to engage with you and invite you to enter into our free competition – Design a Bug Hotel Competition. The winning design will be created by a carpenter and delivered to your school! How to return the designs: Email submissions to our project email address: info@suncoastsolarfarm.co.uk Send back via our freepost: Freepost LOW CARBON UK SOLAR DEVELOPMENT (no stamp required) Please send designs back by Tuesday 10 October 2023. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 September 2023
    Diary dates ✏
    Good afternoon Please see below for some upcoming diary dates: School photos- 12th September Year 6 NCMP - Height and Weight- 27th September The travelling book fair will be visiting Tollgate from Wednesday 27th September until Wednesday 11th October. We are using the same ordering system that was so successful last year. Your child will visit the book fair and make a wish list of the books they would like. If you would like to purchase any items on the list please hand the cash with the slip to the office. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 September 2023
    Ofsted Results
    Dear families, I have great pleasure in sending you a copy of the finalised Ofsted report, following Tollgate's scheduled inspection last June. The report is extremely positive and reflects the hard work and support of staff, governors, children, and parents. This is the 4th consecutive inspection that has graded Tollgate as being 'Good', something we should all be very proud of. The report is no longer confidential and will go on the Ofsted website in the next 8 working days. Kind regards, Stephen Dennis Headteacher
  • Newsletter
    4 September 2023
    Good afternoon Please see attached our first newsletter for this academic year. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • School_meals
    1 September 2023
    School meal price increase
    Dear Parents/Carers, We hope you and the children have all had a nice summer break. Just a quick note to say that we have been informed of a price increase in school meals to £2.85 TBC, by Chartwells. Please ensure funds are available to reflect this increase. Kind Regards, Mrs Mills
  • Newsletter
    19 July 2023
    Good afternoon Please see attached the final newsletter for this academic year. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    21 April 2023
    Information from Class
    Good afternoon Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • School_meals
    28 March 2023
    New Menu🍕
    Good afternoon, Please see attached the new 'school meals' menu that commences after Easter in Term 5. 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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