Dale Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LS

01273 842421



CORONAVIRUS ALERT:  New rules in force from the UK government. Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

From Monday 23rd March 2020, please remember that children should only attend school if it is absolutely necessary. During this period of partial closure, we would like to reassure you that The Windmills Junior School continues to be open for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. The safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this please contact the school office on 01273842421 or email the school office here.


Please note that, as directed by West Sussex County Council, school will be closed to all pupils on Friday 10th and Monday 13th April.


The Windmills Junior School is a three form entry Junior School in the village of Hassocks just outside the South Downs National Park. We are exceptionally proud of our school and our pupils. Our pupils are highly motivated and thrive in our stimulating learning environment. We value the importance of creative learning and working together as a community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and provide exciting learning and sporting activities to ensure that the children have a wealth of experiences as they learn and grow.

We have a highly skilled team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who are extremely caring and totally committed to children’s learning, happiness and well-being.


We believe that sound values and a positive attitude are crucial in becoming lifelong learners and our expectations of the children are very high. We want our children to love school, love learning and feel proud of their own achievements.

Hopefully you will find all the information that you need on the  website, but please feel free to contact the school office on the email, or phone number above with any queries. 

Headteacher: Mrs Leila Murray

Coronavirus - information for families 

We wish to clarify for families the Government advice issued on Monday 16th March: 

·  If any member of a family has symptoms of Coronavirus the whole household should self isolate for 14 days  

·  Nobody should therefore come in to school for a period of 14 days if any member of their household has symptoms

·  The symptoms as described on the NHS website are: a high temperature  - over 37.8 degrees / you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

and / or

a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly 

·  If in any doubt, we would ask you to please err on the side of caution at this challenging time and follow the guidance to self isolate your whole household. 

Please see link below to the NHS guidance:

NHS Coronavirus Information

This is the latest guidance from the DfE:

Closure of Educational Settings - DfE Information for Parents and Carers 20.03.20 

We would like to thank you for your continued support.

During this period of partial closure The Windmills Junior School continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. The safeguarding of all our children remains our top priority. At this time, our school will continue as normal in supporting our vulnerable children and if anyone has any questions regarding this please contact the school office.

Coronavirus - information for children 

"You're all going to be really, really important in slowing down the spread of this disease."

Public Health England have advised that adults can support children by watching Newsround viewers put their questions to Drs Chris and Xand vanTulleken of CBBC's Operation Ouch.

Please click on the link below for essential viewing for speaking to children about the disease.

CBBC Newsround - Coronavirus Questions

The Children's Commissioner has also published the following information:

Childrens Guide to Coronavirus

Click on Learning Zone below for guidance on ways to continue learning from home for children who are unable to attend school.


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If you would like to receive paper copies of any letters or documents on the website please contact the school office who will be happy to provide a copy free of charge. 

Latest School Events

Easter Holiday06Apr2020

INSET DAY - school closed to students20Apr2020

Y5 West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service visit24Apr2020

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Latest Newsletters

  • 28 Feb 2020
    The Windmills News 7 - 28th February 2020

    Year 4 'Titanic' workshop - drama, dressing up and dancing - and homework projects; Music across the school with glockenspiels, African djembe drumming, tenor horns, WW2 songs and Mexican waves; Y6 make piccalilli as part of their war time cooking experiment; Year 3 design inventions to help Wallace and Gromit and share their superb homework tasks; continuing their Hidden Kingdom topic Y5 learn important survival techniques.

  • 29 Jan 2020
    The Windmills News 6 - 29th January 2020

    Read about the school choir's 02 Arena trip; Y6 share with you their 'Invasion Day' writing; enjoy superb sketches and narratives by Y4; Y3 have been exploring Ancient Greece and investigating their place in the world; 'Hidden Kingdoms' is the topic for Y5 - read some of their excellent work; see thoughts from the children about the motivational quotes displayed around the school; Sportshall Athletics and Cross Country Finals reports.

  • 18 Dec 2019
    The Windmills News 5_18th December 2019

    Y4 Christmas production, FOWS Christmas Fayre and Y6 games; report from Y3 on exploring rocks, soils and fossils in science; Y5 tell us about their recent DT cooking project; take a look at homework from around the school; news from recent cross country and football events; community and governance updates.

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The Windmills Junior School Choir

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