Welcome to Tollgate and I hope
that you enjoy your visit to our website. We are an outstanding school with the highest expectations and aspirations for all our pupils. Tollgate is a happy and exciting learning community that nurtures high attainment and ongoing success for all.
Tollgate is a Teaching School that leads an alliance of 30 schools across 7 London Boroughs. This gives us huge strength and capacity in teaching and learning and leadership to support other schools. We are a centre of excellence that hosts national and international visitors to share knowledge and best practice. Tollgate is also an Initial Teacher Training Centre that trains 45 teachers a year.
Our Curriculum is rich in the delivery of basic skills as well as the mastery and application of knowledge. The learning environment is stunning and reflects the high emphasis we place on the creative arts and sports to enrich the learning experience.
We aim to reflect the diversity of the community we serve through a strong and powerful community cohesion with high parental involvement across the school. We have established links with sister schools in India, Bangladesh, Bulgaria and Uganda. We also promote an understanding of citizenship and British values through school visits to central London and rural and coastal communities across the UK. Each year our children benefit from residential visits to France and Belgium and more recently to the Netherlands.
We work with local theatre groups of professional actors to perform both classical and modern drama including our annual Shakespeare festival. Our musician in residence ensures that music composition, performance and singing are an important part of school life. All of our children are encouraged to learn a musical instrument.
We offer a large selection of after school clubs including booster and one to one tuition to ensure that all children meet their full potential.
You are more than welcome to come and visit and look around this exceptional school in South Plaistow.
Tom Canning OBE
Headteacher and National Leader of Education
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Interested in becoming a teacher? Why not train with the East London Alliance SCITT. The application window is now open. Please visit tollgateteachingalliance.com/ela-scitt for more information.