Why choose us?

As a relatively new school, we have chosen to do some things differently to other secondary schools in the borough of Southwark. Compass School Southwark aims to be the best choice for you and your child by offering:

  • A small secondary school, with a maximum of 600 places and strong sense of family and community
  • Smaller than average class sizes
  • A resolute focus on getting the basics right: numeracy, literacy and the ability to relate to people and places
  • A challenging and stimulating curriculum which encourages students to explore and excel, to fully reach their potential
  • An extended school day, with provision that finishes no earlier than 4.30pm Monday – Thursday
  • Opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom to develop skills which are important for adult life and employment
  • A healthy learning environment, with a minimum of two hours a week of sport and free breakfast and fruit for all students
  • Advice, guidance and pathways for students towards higher education, training and/or employment