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We are delighted that Tollgate Community Junior School joined DCAT on 1st October 2023.  

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 October 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.

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

School News Feed
  • General
    27 March 2024
    Plastic Free Eastbourne
    Calling all budding young artists! Ahead of our Spring Water Festival we are holding a colouring competition for Primary school children in Eastbourne. The design celebrates Eastbourne’s landscape and our precious water for budding artists to unleash their creativity. Mark your calendars: competition starts today! Wednesday March 27th, submissions due 1st May. All entries can be given into the Town Hall reception or at the Welcome Centre; judging will take place from 4th May. Winners will be announced at our Closing Ceremony on May 19th. Spread the word and join us in making this the most vibrant competition yet! Visit our website for more details: plasticfreeeastbourne.co.uk. There will be PRIZES!
  • General
    26 March 2024
    Mufti Day- Thursday 28th March
    Good morning A reminder that Thursday 28th March is a Mufti Day~ for a donation, thank you. This will go towards play equipment for the playground. Thank you for your continued support. Kind regards Mrs. Willgrass
  • School_meals
    19 March 2024
    New Menu- Spring/Summer
    Good afternoon Please see attached the new Spring Summer menu, commencing after Easter. This can also be found on the school website. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    13 March 2024
    Holding Space
    Good afternoon Please see attached for your information. Kind regards Mrs. Willgrass
  • Important
    11 March 2024
    East Sussex Holiday Activities and Food Programme
    Holiday food and fun is back for the Easter holidays! East Sussex Holiday Activities and Food Programme · Eequ Otherwise known as the HAF programme, this initiative is funded by the Department for Education and is now in its fourth year. It is all set to provide more enriching activities this Easter, free of charge for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. The programme ensures that children can have fun, eat healthily, and socialise with their peers during the school holidays of Easter, summer and winter. There are activities for young people in Reception to Year 11 inclusive. A meal is provided at each session for everyone who attends. To see what’s on offer and to book a session, parents should click on the ‘List of holiday clubs’ button on our Holiday food and fun webpage. Last year we had some amazing feedback from families. Here’s a sample of what they said: Parent/ carer comments: · They came home happy and exhausted from their day but were excited to go back for more! My child had the best day. He usually gets extremely anxious, he didn’t know anyone but everyone was so welcoming. He felt at ease straight away. The activities were brilliant! As soon as he came out, he asked when he can go back and see his new friends! My daughter goes in happily and is so proud of everything she makes. She still has everything she made from the summer club on display in her room. Her confidence astounds me for her age. She certainly feels safe and loves going to this club. Young people’s comments: · I loved the food and it was fun to have something to do in the day where I feel safe. (Young person aged 13) · They have lots of creative stuff to do. (Young person aged 7) · Best time ever, definitely want to go again. (Young person aged 8) For families that do not currently receive benefit-related free school meals but think they may be eligible, please visit our Free school meals webpage to find out how to apply. Best regards The HAF team Children’s Services eastsussex.gov.uk
  • Important
    4 March 2024
    Operation Encompass
    Good morning, Operation Encompass is a Police initiative, to inform the school, usually within 24 hours, when there has been an incident of Domestic Violence or Abuse which involves a pupil at Tollgate. When the Police attend an incident they will notify the school, via email, that the incident occurred. At Tollgate, this is sent to the Safeguarding Team, Mrs. Fegan, Mr. Dennis and Mr. Walsh. The information shared with the school will be limited: no details of the incident, merely that there was an incident, the time and venue and that Police attended. By informing the school of this, we can be better equipped to support affected children, whether that means additional monitoring and TLC, if they are presenting as upset, or perhaps a more generous interpretation of the behaviour policy, if they are presenting with challenging behaviour. The school will not contact the parents. Should you wish to discuss an incident, please contact the office and ask to speak to Mrs. Fegan. Kind regards Mrs. Fegan
  • Newsletter
    1 December 2023
    Good afternoon Please see attached our latest newsletter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    1 December 2023
    Child Therapy Service
    Good morning Please see attached the latest newsletter from the Child Therapy Service for your information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    30 November 2023
    'Holding Space Emotional Wellbeing Packs'
    Dear Parents/Carers. Thank you for your interest in the above packs . I had quite a response for these and will get these out to you and reply to emails, in due course. I have some spare so please share with other parents at Tollgate, if you feel they are helpful. As before you can contact me at mdale@tollgate-jun.co.uk or contact me via the school office. Kind regards, Mrs Dale Pastoral Lead & Licensed Child Thrive Practitioner
  • General
    3 November 2023
    Christmas dinner day
    Dear Families, Please find attached a copy of our Christmas dinner letter that your child/ren should have to take home with them today. This will take place on Wednesday 13th December. Please see details enclosed in the letter. I have also attached the menu sent from Chartwells for your information. Kind Regards, Mrs Mills
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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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