The Windmills Junior School is categorised as a Community School and the age range of the children is 7-11 years.
West Sussex County Council are responsible for all admission and applications should be made online directly to them.
However it is worth ringing the school prior to contacting the LA to ensure that we have a space for your child and to arrange a tour with the headteacher.
The school have adopted the County Councils admission policy and this is used for admitting new pupils and outlines oversubscription criteria. Please follow the below link for the most up to date information:
Admission office details are:
Education Office (South)
Pupils Admissions Office
Tel: 03330 142903
Under the Education Act, parents can express a preference for a particular school, but do not have a right to choose a school.
The West Sussex Education Authority does, however, make every effort to meet parental preference where possible.
Further information is contained in the Authority’s booklet ‘Information for Parents’, a copy of which is available from the Admissions Office, and is also available from the West Sussex Grid for Learning website (link above).
Visits to the school prior to making an application are very welcome. Please phone 01273 842421 to make an appointment to meet the Headteacher and to have a tour of the school with your child.
The majority of our children transfer to ‘Windmills’ in the September following their seventh birthday from Hassocks Infants School. This step is usually an exciting time for children. Both schools liaise closely to ensure the transition is a smooth one. There are opportunities for Infant children and their parents to visit ‘Windmills’ prior to September and to deal with any worries or difficulties that they may have.
Pupils transfer to secondary school in the September following their eleventh birthday. The majority of pupils transfer to Downlands Community School with whom we share a campus. Liaison between the two schools is very close and visits to Downlands, and other secondary schools, for both parents and children are arranged to ensure a smooth transition.