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Term 1 2021/22 commences for children at 08.45am on Thursday 2nd September 2021. Gates open at 8.30am and end of day collection times return to the normal time of 3.20pm for ALL children.

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 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
    22 July 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached information for parents from the 'Children's Therapy Service': Good Afternoon, In response to the growing families of children with mental ill-health. I have started to run monthly Zoom Support Circles: For families of anxious children (£1) For families of children with a PDA profile (£1) For families of children with anxiety-led school avoidance (£1) For families struggling with compassion fatigue (£5) Please, find attached PDF & PNG documents with the details to each of these. I have asked for a donation of £1 (+ Eventbrite fees) for the coffee mornings and £5 for the last session. When you run free events - people buy tickets and don't show. The support circle for compassion fatigue is based on teaching parents & carers the modalities of: A - Applied Relaxation Technique R - Relaxation through Guided Meditation D - Deep Breath-work E - Emotional Freedom Technique N - Nervous System Relaxation Technique Please, can you circulate these to families you feel would benefit from this provision. Many thanks and have a wonderful summer holiday! Tracy Chadwick Founder | CEO, Child Therapy Service CIC 07868017020 www.childtherapyservice.org.uk Thank you Mrs Willgrass
  • Newsletter
    20 July 2021
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached our latest newsletter and other information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    15 July 2021
    Wraparound care
    Dear Parents/Carers Re: Early Birds and After School Clubs Following a typographical error in our recent newsletter, for which we apologise, we wanted to clarify the running times of the wraparound care we provide with effect from September 2021: Early Birds morning club will run from 7.45 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. Monday to Friday (term time only) at a cost of £3.00 per session. After School Club will run from 3.20 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday, (term time only) at a cost of £6.50 per session and this includes a small snack and a drink. Both clubs must be booked and paid for on Parent Pay and 24 hours notice given for cancellation (to avoid being charged) Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • School_meals
    13 July 2021
    School menu
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached the new Autumn/Winter menu which commences in September. Please be advised that the meals have had a slight price increase and now cost £2.15. A reminder that all meals MUST be paid for and booked in advanced via parent pay. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    9 July 2021
    Class structure
    Dear Parents/Carers Please see attached information about the academic structure for September. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Weather
    8 June 2021
    Sun protection policy
    Dear Parent/Carer, As we are lucky enough to be enjoying this beautiful sunny weather, we thought we would send out a reminder of our our Tollgate school sun protection policy. Please find attached. Kind Regards, Mrs Mills
  • 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


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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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