Oak Lodge School, Barnet: The Windmill School

The Windmill School

21st December 2020

The Secretary of State for Education has approved plans to open The Windmill School at a location in the Barnet area. This will be a special free school for learners aged 5 to 18 years with a diagnosed autistic spectrum condition and an Education, Health & Care Plan. When full, it will offer places for 90 children and young people whose autism is the major barrier to their learning and who would find the busy environments of either mainstream or generic special schools too challenging.

Barnet Council and Barnet Special Education Trust have no control over the purchase of a suitable site. Free school sites are acquired by the Department for Education through their property arm, LocatEd. A feasibility study is now being undertaken with a view to submitting an application to Barnet Planning Authority in Autumn 2021. If plans are approved the school could open in September 2023.

We will provide further information once a potential site has been confirmed.

If you would like to register your interest, please consider completing our Expression of Interest Form. If you require further specific information, please get in touch by emailing tws@bsentrust.org

 

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