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Scholastic Book Fayre- Monday 3rd October to Thursday 13th October. Prospective Parent Tours - Week commencing 7th November - twice daily at 10 am and 2pm. Please call the school office to book your place.
 

Eggheads of History Competition!

Last term, children and staff were invited to take part in an egg-citing history competition! The task was to turn a hard-boiled egg into a famous person from history.

The results were truly fabulous and included a host of different characters, from Albert Einstein to Cleopatra to King Henry VIII and his wives! The effort that went into the designs was phenomenal and we were blown away by how creative every entry was.

Children and staff spent the week voting for their favourite Eggheads from each year group and it was wonderful to see the hall buzzing with groups of children discussing and admiring the creations. Just take a look at the pictures!

Thank you all so much!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Mufti Day for Ukraine today (1/2/22)

At a time when many families are themselves struggling, your generosity was staggering.

A total of £699.93 was raised which will make a huge difference to the families in Ukraine facing such hardship.

Thank you to you all.

 

Thank you also for the amazing donations of food and toiletries for Eastbourne Foodbank this week. The goods were collected this morning...a larger van had to be used as you donated so much!

 

 

Year 5 Mural

We are delighted that Megan Buttle, a former pupil, has designed and painted a stunning Rainforest-theme mural for us. The Year 5 children were asked to vote on the style and the content of the mural, and it has been great seeing how a real artist goes about creating a large-scale mural. Special thanks to Megan’s Dad Tom, who joined in with the project, and also to Brewer’s who donated all of the materials free of charge.

 

Please see the video below showing how the mural was painted.

 

Tollgate Wall Mural V3.mp4

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
Headteacher

Thrive 
 

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
  • Newsletter
    28 September 2022
    Newsletter
    Good afternoon, Please see the attached information and our latest newsletter. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    28 September 2022
    Important information re: Year R-6 Influenza (FLU) vaccinations
    Good afternoon Further to the Immunisation Service that came today to administer Flu Imms to the children whose parents had consented, if you missed this and would like your child to have one, I have been told by the team that the lines will open up again withing the next 48hrs from today and you will be able to book at a clinic nearby. Please see the information below: Contained within this email are the following documents: A parent letter - with instructions on how to complete the online consent form, to either consent or refuse this course of vaccinations. This letter also contains your schools unique Cinnamon school code, which you will require in order to submit your child’s consent form. If you have more than one child, but they do not attend the same school site please do not submit the consent for using the same code. You will receive a separate letter from your school in order to consent for both children. If you’re consenting prior to September 2022 then please ensure you place down the year your child will be starting in September (i.e. If they’re currently in year 1 then please place them in year 2 cohort and so forth). Please note there is a cut of time and date for consent completion, which can be found in the letter. This also contains important information on the vaccines and frequently asked questions, to help you and your child reach an informed decision regarding consent. Influenza leaflet from Public Health England - to be shared with your child. The online consent form is available for completion until 11am four working days before the session date above. There are simplified instructions attached on how to consent for a vaccination. However, if you have any difficulties completing this online form, please contact your local Immunisation team before the cut off date, using the telephone number provided in the attached letter or below. If you miss the cut off time to complete the consent form, we will not be able to vaccinate your child in school on the day of the vaccination session. The consent form will reopen one working day after the session, enabling you to submit a form for your child to be offered the vaccination at a later date, within one of our catch up clinics. Sent on behalf of the Vaccination Project Coordinator, Immunisation Service Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Important
    26 September 2022
    Foodbank- Harvest Festival
    Good morning, Please see attached information from Eastbourne Foodbank.. Please bring in any donations to the school office from Monday 3rd October. Our Harvest Festival assembly takes place for children on Wednesday 5th October. Thank you for your continued support Kind regards Mrs Willgrass.
  • Important
    20 September 2022
    Important information re: Year R-6 Influenza (FLU) vaccinations
    Good afternoon REMINDER The Immunisation Service are coming into school on Wednesday 28/09/22 to offer your child the Year R-6 Influenza (FLU) vaccinations. Contained within this email are the following documents: A parent letter - with instructions on how to complete the online consent form, to either consent or refuse this course of vaccinations. This letter also contains your schools unique Cinnamon school code, which you will require in order to submit your child’s consent form. If you have more than one child, but they do not attend the same school site please do not submit the consent for using the same code. You will receive a separate letter from your school in order to consent for both children. If you’re consenting prior to September 2022 then please ensure you place down the year your child will be starting in September (i.e. If they’re currently in year 1 then please place them in year 2 cohort and so forth). Please note there is a cut of time and date for consent completion, which can be found in the letter. This also contains important information on the vaccines and frequently asked questions, to help you and your child reach an informed decision regarding consent. Influenza leaflet from Public Health England - to be shared with your child. The online consent form is available for completion until 11am four working days before the session date above. There are simplified instructions attached on how to consent for a vaccination. However, if you have any difficulties completing this online form, please contact your local Immunisation team before the cut off date, using the telephone number provided in the attached letter or below. If you miss the cut off time to complete the consent form, we will not be able to vaccinate your child in school on the day of the vaccination session. The consent form will reopen one working day after the session, enabling you to submit a form for your child to be offered the vaccination at a later date, within one of our catch up clinics. Sent on behalf of the Vaccination Project Coordinator, Immunisation Service Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • General
    15 September 2022
    Forest School Items Needed
    Good afternoon, Mrs Boulton has asked that if you have any of the unwanted items in the list below, please would you consider donating them to the school for use at Forest School. We would be very grateful for any of these you no longer require. Please bring in to the office. These items will not be returned to you. Thank you for your support, as always: Metal sieves White, clean bed sheets A few bricks Unwanted plastic storage tubs with lids - any colour Teasels Wooden spoons Plastic jugs Clean, low denier tights – any colour Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    14 September 2022
    Flu Immunisations
    Good morning, Further to the message sent yesterday, the immunisation team have sent additional information around the vaccine. Please see the attached leaflet. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    13 September 2022
    Important information re: Year R-6 Influenza (FLU) vaccinations
    Good afternoon The Immunisation Service are coming into school on Wednesday 28/09/22 to offer your child the Year R-6 Influenza (FLU) vaccinations. Contained within this email are the following documents: A parent letter - with instructions on how to complete the online consent form, to either consent or refuse this course of vaccinations. This letter also contains your schools unique Cinnamon school code, which you will require in order to submit your child’s consent form. If you have more than one child, but they do not attend the same school site please do not submit the consent for using the same code. You will receive a separate letter from your school in order to consent for both children. If you’re consenting prior to September 2022 then please ensure you place down the year your child will be starting in September (i.e. If they’re currently in year 1 then please place them in year 2 cohort and so forth). Please note there is a cut of time and date for consent completion, which can be found in the letter. This also contains important information on the vaccines and frequently asked questions, to help you and your child reach an informed decision regarding consent. Influenza leaflet from Public Health England - to be shared with your child. The online consent form is available for completion until 11am four working days before the session date above. There are simplified instructions attached on how to consent for a vaccination. However, if you have any difficulties completing this online form, please contact your local Immunisation team before the cut off date, using the telephone number provided in the attached letter or below. If you miss the cut off time to complete the consent form, we will not be able to vaccinate your child in school on the day of the vaccination session. The consent form will reopen one working day after the session, enabling you to submit a form for your child to be offered the vaccination at a later date, within one of our catch up clinics. Sent on behalf of the Vaccination Project Coordinator, Immunisation Service Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • Important
    13 September 2022
    Information
    Good afternoon, School photographs have taken place today, and your child will come home with a barcode given to them (for both individual and sibling) that enables you to register and order the pictures. I have attached an example copy of the information so you know what to look out for. Your child has their own individual code. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    13 September 2022
    Healthy habits
    Dear Parents/Carers We are launching our Healthy Habits Programme face to face sessions at venues in Hastings and Bexhill along with the opportunity to join virtual sessions if preferred. Our screeners will be visiting your Year 6 children soon, and Reception in the new year, for the National Child Measurement Programme. There may be some families who want to take action should their child’s growth be a concern – but, it is also available to children in all year groups (aged 4-11 years). The Healthy Habits Programme is designed to help the whole family make small, achievable changes which can support children to achieve a healthy weight. https://www.eastsussexchildren.nhs.uk/healthy-habits/ If you would like support to eat well and get more active as a family, come and join us for a free, fun 8 week programme running at a venue near you as well as online. Interested? Want to find out more? Give us a call or visit our website for further details: Tel: 0300 123 4062 Website: https://www.eastsussexchildren.nhs.uk/healthy-habits/ I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, The Healthy Habits Team
  • General
    13 September 2022
    Young Carers
    Young Carer Support Dear Parents/Carers, At Tollgate we work closely with IMAGO East Sussex Young Carers to best support our Young Carers A Young Carer supports and can be responsible for caring for a family member with a long-term illness or disability, and those with a mental health or drug and alcohol issue. At Tollgate we run a Young Carers Group and work closely with Helen Stringer from IMAGO Young Carers. If you feel your child would benefit from Young Carer Support or if unsure, please contact our Young Carer Lead, Mrs Dale via the school office or email mdale@tollgate-jun.co.uk You can also follow the link below and this will direct you to IMAGO who provide additional external support. www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/East-Sussex-Young-Carers Young Carers Matter! Kind regards, Mrs Dale Young Carers Lead
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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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