Once your child has been offered a place at Compass School Southwark, we start the primary transition process to ensure that your child has a smooth start at secondary school.

We are delighted that you have chosen Compass School and can’t wait to get to know you and your family. There will be lots of opportunities for us to meet before September so you will have every chance to get to know more about your new school and the exciting future ahead!

Our commitment at Compass School, is that ‘everyone in the Compass School community will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire’, with this at the forefront of everything we do at the school. This is underpinned by our four core values of Aspiration, Integrity, Exploration and Resilience. When you join Compass you will be taught by teachers who will have high expectations of all you do through challenging and motivating lessons; be offered a wide, enriched curriculum all within a safe and inclusive environment underpinned by a strong sense of community.

Staff from Compass will meet with you and your parents and will be talking to your primary school teachers over the next few months to find out more about your hopes and dreams for the future, your progress at primary school and your learning needs. If you have any questions, please email transition@compass-schools.com.

At Compass we want you to try your hardest and aspire to be the best you can be. We want your life to be enriched by the wealth of opportunities we have available to you within our school curriculum and to take advantages of these. Through developing resilience and integrity, you will learn what it is like to become part of the Compass School community developing the skills and personal attributes you need to be a success in whatever your future holds.

If you want to find out any more information about your transition to Compass School, or would like to speak to anyone at the school then please get in touch. Below are some key dates for you:

Key Dates for 2018

Offer day – 1 March from 5pm

Southwark Council inform all parents of their child’s allocated secondary school using the online system or by email.


Respond to your offer of a school place

Your child’s offer will be automatically accepted if you’re a Southwark resident and his/her details will be forwarded to us after 15 March 2018.


I would like my child to attend Compass School but I’ve not been offered a place there, what do I do?

If you wish to reject the offer of a school place allocated to your child, you must notify the school admissions team by Thursday 15th March by emailing schools.admissions@southwark.gov.uk and include your unique application reference.

Please also contact us via transitions@compass-schools.com so we can keep in touch with you. We can arrange for you to visit the school again and can keep you informed of any spaces during the transition process. The school admissions team will contact you should a place become available at your preferred school. Southwark Council’s school admissions team hold waiting lists for all Southwark schools until 31 August 2018. Again, please do contact us if you receive a place at any point and we can give you any information that you need to know about the transition process.


2nd March

Compass School will email all parents of students offered a place with us. If you do not receive this email, please contact us via transition@compass-schools.com to check that we have your correct contact details.


15th March

Our new parent welcome meeting will take place from 5:15pm – 6:45pm. This is an opportunity to visit the school, meet staff, students and parents and learn more about the transition process. We strongly advise all new parents to attend this meeting. More information will be given to you and we will ask you to complete a secondary transition form to ensure hold correct details for your child. If you need another copy of the form, you can email transition@compass-schools.com.


29th March

Deadline for returning all secondary transition forms to us (you will receive these forms at the meeting on the 15th March)


4th July

Secondary transition day (all students to attend this taster day – further details to be sent out nearer the time)