This will allow us to keep you updated about our progress as we move towards opening.
Welcome to The Compass School Southwark
I am truly delighted that, after much hard work and effort from all involved Compass School Southwark is open for business!
It has been a year of extreme hard work, negotiations and a huge amount of belief and tenacity. Nothing could dampen the spirits on Wednesday 4th September as a truly monumental team effort saw the culmination of work to ready the building and allowed us to cross the start line for the first time in our History.
Pupils walked through the gate, eager for their first day dressed in the Compass uniform and looking smart and ready to learn. The nerves in the air were palpable and parents and students waved each other goodbye on the doorstep as the Compass era began and our founding students took their place in assembly for the first time.
Staff ensured that pupils engaged with a wide variety of activities throughout the first few days and they were thoroughly challenged and stimulated. This has been, and will continue to be, the continuing theme.
We at Compass have an unshakable belief that every child can achieve given the right support and challenge. "Achievement for all, regardless of background or starting point" is our mantra and our expectation and desire for them to "aim for excellence in everything they do and expect the very best from yourself" has been well received by pupils who are certainly rising to the challenge.
I have been bowled over by the support from staff, parents and trustees during the course of this adventure to date and am immensely proud to be associated with our school. I look forward to the continuing challenges of creating a truly outstanding educational experience for the families of Southwark
The Compass Schools Trust was created with one thing in mind- to be part of providing outstanding schools for pupils, teachers and parents, delivering inspirational education to young people aged 11–19 years old.
This means the very best of teaching standards, the highest aspirations for every pupil and the highest expectations of them.
The Compass School Southwark is our first school and opened in September 2013.
We are delighted that you recognise the success that your child will achieve with us and also that by choosing to join us you understand the opportunity that is at our finger tips together to play our part in building outstanding educational opportunities that reflect the needs of today’s learners, and prepare them for a future we can only imagine.