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Term 6- Week 3: Monday 17th June- Year 6 Leavers Service at St Andrews Church (children only)


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
    13 June 2024
    School of Rock Production- St Catherine's College
    Good afternoon St Catherine's College on Priory Road are really excited to announce their forthcoming production of School of Rock, Tuesday 9 - Friday 12 July at 6.30pm. This is the first musical production showcased at the school in ten years! Tickets are on sale via HOME (onlineticketseller.com) We would love to see the extended community come along and see what fantastic talents our students have to showcase to everyone. Thank you with anticipation. Creative Arts Department at St Catherine's College
  • General
    11 June 2024
    Sports Cool Summer Club
    Good morning Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 June 2024
    Good afternoon, Without wishing to alarm you, we are writing to inform you of a reported case of Bacterial Meningitis (unconfirmed) in Year 6, however it is important to stress the advice from schools reportable diseases is there that there is no reason to exclude siblings or close contacts of the case. Please see advice below from the NHS website regarding symptoms etc: Symptoms of meningitis develop suddenly and can include: a high temperature (fever) being sick a headache a rash that does not fade when a glass is rolled over it (but a rash will not always develop) a stiff neck a dislike of bright lights drowsiness or unresponsiveness seizures (fits) These symptoms can appear in any order. You do not always get all the symptoms. When to get medical help Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E immediately if you think you or someone you look after could have meningitis or sepsis. Trust your instincts and do not wait for all the symptoms to appear or until a rash develops. Someone with meningitis or sepsis can get a lot worse very quickly. Call NHS 111 for advice if you're not sure if it's anything serious or you think you may have been exposed to someone with meningitis. If you've had medical advice and are still worried or any symptoms get worse, get medical help again. How meningitis is spread Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis is rarer but more serious than viral meningitis. Infections that cause meningitis can be spread through: sneezing coughing kissing Meningitis is usually caught from people who carry these viruses or bacteria in their nose or throat but are not ill themselves. It can also be caught from someone with meningitis, but this is less common. If you are in any way concerned about your child, please contact your GP or call 111. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Important
    6 June 2024
    Tollgate Music Survey 2024
    Good morning In order to access funding from The Art Council via Create Music, we have been asked to provide information about the music lessons children at Tollgate are having alongside the curriculum we teach. Therefore, I would be incredibly grateful if you could spare approximately 3 minutes to answer the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NMGV2C8, so we can get a clearer idea of which instruments are being played both in and outside of Tollgate. Many thanks, Mrs R. Lewis Year 3 Class Teacher and Lead Music Teacher
  • Sports
    5 June 2024
    External Sports Clubs- HAF
    Good afternoon SportsCool Brighton are running a HAF funded summer multi-sports holiday camp from July 29th to Friday 16th August at Bourne Primary School. We have received council funding to provide FREE HAF places. These spaces are limited so please send the leaflet to those eligible parents - the booking link is below. https://eequ.org/experience/3872 Kind regards Steve Simmonds Director - SportsCool Brighton
  • General
    15 May 2024
    Uniform Ordering from Mapac
    Good afternoon Please see the attached information regarding ordering new school uniform. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    8 May 2024
    Good morning Please see the attached information. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    3 May 2024
    Wraparound Care Survey
    Good afternoon Please see the link below which we have been asked to send to families: https://consultation.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrens-services/6260d92b/ Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • Sports
    3 May 2024
    Sports Day 2024
    Good morning Please see the attached information regarding Sports Day. Kind regards Mrs Willgrass
  • General
    29 April 2024
    Waterstones~ Competition
    Good afternoon, We are very excited to tell you about a little competition we are having in store at Waterstones Eastbourne. We are running a short story competition (500 words) which is open to any students in Key Stages 2 and 3 We are also running a picture competition for students of Key Stage 1 Please see the attached information images for all the details! We hope some of your children might be interested in getting involved. Kind regards Waterstones, Eastbourne
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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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