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The Windmill School

Secondary Department

Our secondary school classes have a form teacher responsible for teaching most of the curriculum. These teachers do however have further subject specialisms in English Literature Music and Art and teach across class groups. Other subject specialist teachers deliver Computing Relationships Education PSHE and PE multi-skills. 

Pupils will work with an increasing number of subject specialists as the school grows as they progress towards externally assessed qualifications. Pupils follow bespoke curriculum pathways to achieve a range of academic and vocational qualifications that are suitable for their learning profile and interests.

A separate and distinct offer of The Windmill School is the enrichment curriculum programs that extends pupils passion and interest beyond what is ordinarily available in a mainstream school. Whilst we offer all the core National Curriculum subjects English Maths Science PSHE Computing and PE we offer informal enrichment curriculum opportunities in creative writing, drama, multi-skills, animal assisted therapeutic programs and music composition provided by a range of specialist external providers including the Saracens Sports Foundation, Born Free Foundation Community Focus Articulate and Barnet Arts Education Trust (BEAT). 

Specialist rooms

At our Moxon Street site, Art Music Drama Food Technology and Science are taught in specialist rooms to allow for the use of a wide range of equipment. We also have purpose-built PE hall and another versatile hall which is used as part of the dining area and can be used as alternative teaching space. Each of these subjects will be taught by our specialist teachers who teach across the school. The temporary site at Dollis has a life skills room and a sensory room for Yoga and therapeutic indoor PE.

Learning outside the classroom

Our classrooms at Windmill Dollis have access to green space for exploring nature or as part of our science curriculum. The ease of access from the classrooms also offers a natural respite from the classroom for a sensory break in a safe secure space.



There are various places for pupils to access outside break in supervised spaces. At 'Windmill at Dollis', we have the option of using the outdoor facilities to explore, use the outdoor gym equipment or ride a scooter in the playground. We know that most autistic children find team games a challenge, therefore we offer zones for break time with motivating equipment both inside and outside wherever pupils feel most comfortable.