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Tollgate School was opened in 1951 and is situated in pleasant grounds with a large playing field and a hard surfaced playground. In 1996 our Nursery Unit opened. Our pupils are drawn from the Mildenhall Road Estate, the Fornham Road and Northgate Avenue Districts, the Barton Hill District and the Fornham villages.

Tollgate Primary School aims to provide an environment where children have the independence, respect and opportunities to make good choices which will increase their learning potential throughout their lives. We aim to develop cohesion and unity within both our local and global communities through support, encouragement, understanding and inclusion.

Going All-Through
This is a time of great change in education nationally. While other schools locally prepare to move to a two-tier system, our schools have already reorganised into the forward looking All-Through system. As a result, all the schools in our Trust are able to focus solely on our core mission of helping every pupil to reach his or her potential by providing a seamless education from 4-19.

Any child in Year 4 who is not already in our system can choose to move into the All-Through Trust. Indeed, parents with children of all ages are very welcome to attend one of our open events and/or to have an individual tour.

Events

Mon 20 Oct 2014
Parents Week

Mon 20 Oct 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Parents Week

Tue 21 Oct 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Parents Week

Wed 22 Oct 2014 - 09:15 to 12:00
Year 3 The Royal Ballet Primary Steps Programme

Wed 22 Oct 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Parents Week

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - 08:00 to 09:00
Dads & Childrens Breakfast

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Parents Week

Thu 23 Oct 2014 - 15:30 to 15:30
Parent / Teacher Consultation Day

Fri 24 Oct 2014
School Closed - Staff Training Day

Fri 24 Oct 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Mon 27 Oct 2014
Autumn Half Term

Tue 28 Oct 2014
Autumn Half Term

Wed 29 Oct 2014
Autumn Half Term

Thu 30 Oct 2014
Autumn Half Term

Fri 31 Oct 2014
Autumn Half Term

Fri 31 Oct 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Tue 4 Nov 2014 - 09:30 to 12:00
Nursery visit to Museum of East Anglian Life

Tue 4 Nov 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Bonfire Lunch

Thu 6 Nov 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 7 Nov 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Mon 10 Nov 2014
Art Day In School

Thu 13 Nov 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 14 Nov 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Thu 20 Nov 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 21 Nov 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Thu 27 Nov 2014
Art Day In School

Thu 27 Nov 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 28 Nov 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Thu 4 Dec 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 5 Dec 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Fri 5 Dec 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Christmas Fair

Sat 6 Dec 2014 - 18:30 to 21:00
Christmas Family Disco

Thu 11 Dec 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Christmas Lunch

Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Thu 18 Dec 2014 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 19 Dec 2014
Last Day of Autumn Term

Fri 19 Dec 2014 - 15:00 to 15:30
Friday Open Afternoons

Currently

Outstanding Headteacher AppointmentOutstanding Headteacher Appointment

Alison Earl has served as Tollgate Primary's executive head since March to help bring 'rapid improvements' and has now been appointed permanent headteacher.

She recently oversaw the school's move to academy status which allowed it to join All-Through Trust. The move follows the departure of Tollgate head David Hicks and sees her leave her role as head at the 'outstanding' rated Barrow Primary, which is also part of the Trust and is now led by acting head Helen Ashe.

It was just two years after her first headteacher appointment that Mrs Earl scored a double 'outstanding' by leading Barrow CEVC Primary School from an Ofsted rating of good to one of outstanding, as well as achieving an outstanding for the Church inspection too.

"Everyone at the school and indeed in the wider village community were absolutely delighted to be outstanding. I have no doubt that Mrs Earl's passion for educational excellence will mean that Tollgate Primary will make very rapid progress in raising its standards too. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with Mrs Earl, as the new headteacher, at one of our All-Through partner schools." said Dr Viv Hughes, Chair of Governors at Barrow School.

Mrs Earl said: "I've loved my time at Barrow so I'm pleased that the two schools will be working closely together in the All-Through Trust. I firmly believe that there is a moral purpose in helping every child to achieve their potential. I look forward to a partnership with the local community to lead the school so that it becomes a flagship for outstanding teaching and learning."

She is joined by new deputy head Georgie Bateman, who comes from Westley Middle School, and three new class teachers. Tollgate was taken out of special measures when it became an academy on July and Mrs Earl said they expected an inspection by Ofsted in spring or summer.

John George, chairman of governors, added: "Securing outstanding leadership is another step towards the goal of achieving higher standards and increasing pupil progress. Since we've been working with the all-through trust we've already made many significant changes."

Town and countryTown and country

Pupils at Tollgate Campus were given a taste of country life during a visit to Barrow Campus, both primary phase schools in the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust.

The reception children at Tollgate descended on the village of Barrow and its primary school to explore the similarities and differences between their lives in the town and children who live in a more rural location.

They explored a library van before contrasting it with a visit to Bury library. The pupils also compared the village church with St John’s in Bury.

Parent WeekParent Week

Our Parent Week start on 20 Oct and its theme is Laugh together, make together, share together.

At Tollgate we know how important it is for parents and carers to have special time with their children, so we are running a ‘Parent Week’ the week before half term. Each day from Monday 20th October to Thursday 23rd October (PD day on the Friday!), there will be a fun activity for you to come into school to do with your child. There are activities at different times of the day so we hope that you will be take part even if you are a working parent.

Read more about this important event in our Family Week Flyer.

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