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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. To find out what you need to do and how to get an application form visit the admissions page.

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Events

Fri 6 May 2016
European Day - Whole School

Thu 12 May 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 19 May 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 26 May 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 27 May 2016
PD Day - School Closed to all pupils

Fri 27 May 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00
Sporty Holiday Extra - Barrow School £10 per day

Mon 30 May 2016
Summer Half Term - School Closed to all pupils

Tue 31 May 2016
Summer Half Term - School Closed to all pupils

Wed 1 Jun 2016
Summer Half Term - School Closed to all pupils

Wed 1 Jun 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Sporty Holiday - County Upper School - £5 per day

Thu 2 Jun 2016
Summer Half Term - School Closed to all pupils

Thu 2 Jun 2016 - 10:00 to 15:00
Sporty Holiday - County Upper School £5 per day

Thu 2 Jun 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Fri 3 Jun 2016
Summer Half Term - School Closed to all pupils

Thu 9 Jun 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 16 Jun 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 23 Jun 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

Thu 30 Jun 2016 - 12:00 to 13:15
Thursday Family Lunch

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Tollgate in the NewsTollgate in the News

With new figures showing that in Suffolk almost 20% of five year olds have had decaying teeth removed before they even start school, our ability to creatively adapt Tollgate’s science curriculum to include dental health is important.

We were very pleased to host ITV in school to help them with a news item on the issue of child dental health. Mr Barrett and Miss Back were filmed teaching a science lesson to Stingrays class. The children were learning about the importance of both brushing and flossing their teeth. Mr Barrett said: “We can be sure that they'll go home with that learning stuck in their mind and they've realised it's important to clean their teeth well and that flossing is important as well to help them look after their own teeth.”

You can read the full ITV report on their web site.

Science teaching in the TrustScience teaching in the Trust

Nadine Payne, a Science teacher at County Upper, runs one of the most successful Science Learning Partnerships in the Country. This led to us being asked to contribute to a video on the Impact of Professional Development. Tollgate Primary benefits from this partnership by having access to high quality professional development. Tollgate are also the lead school on an Enthuse Partnership Award, which is worth £12,000 over two years.
 
A team from the National Science Learning Centre came to Tollgate Primary and County Upper in the summer term. They interviewed staff and students of both schools. They also filmed Tollgate's Science Club, as well as some lessons at County Upper School. Lots of this footage is shown in this video.
 
The children in Tollgate, and indeed all-through the Trust, benefit greatly from having science teaching of such a high standard that it is recognised at the national level.

Exciting New Development for Education in BuryExciting New Development for Education in Bury

Following a bid to the Department for Education (DfE), the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust is delighted to announce that we have progressed to the ‘pre-opening stage’ for a new Technical Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

The Trust has long advocated the need for fresh approaches to different routes in education, all with equal parity. Through the Technical Academy, the Trust will seek to create one such route by embedding teaching within a vocational context, developing the skills young people need for the modern workplace. Within a broad curriculum, the focus of the academy will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects which are the key to the success of the UK economy. Our bid has been supported by many local and national companies including ARM, Bosch, British Sugar, Claas UK, Marshall’s, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Treatts, UK Power Networks and Vitec as well as the University of East Anglia and the Suffolk business partnership.

All students will be members of our All-Through Trust with access to its extra-curricular opportunities. At age 13, students will be able to opt for either the STEM academy or County Upper with the flexibility to move at 14 or 16.

We now have a short period to develop our plans further, particularly with regard to the site and physical resources required for the new Technical Academy. During this period the Trust will be working closely with the DfE, our industrial supporters and other stakeholders, particularly parents and the local authority, to ensure that we realise this very exciting new initiative to provide an outstanding option for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk.

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