“The success of free schools has been remarkable. The creation of 251 new free schools in just four and a half years, with three-quarters of them being rated good or outstanding, is something to be incredibly proud of. Free schools bring innovation, create choice and competition, and raise standards and I whole-heartedly believe that they are driving an extraordinary and beneficial change in Britain. We want to go on investing and helping with the Free School success, to create the best education system in Western Europe that enables young people to get on and make the most of their lives”.Lauren Thorpe, Principal of Compass School Southwark, said:
"I am delighted to be able to celebrate the success of so many free schools, including Compass School. We are incredibly proud of the education that we are providing to young people in the Borough of Southwark and we are immensely excited about the opportunities that we are able to offer. In just over a year we have built a strong culture for learning where students, staff and parents have high expectations and aspirations of what we can achieve together. Compass School will continue to work with our community and other local schools to improve the quality of education provision, and offer families in our community more choice over where to go to school."Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said:
“I am immensely proud of everything that has been achieved through the free schools programme in a relatively short space of time - because this programme is a vital part of our wider plan for improving education in London. “Thanks to this plan more children in England have the opportunity to go to a good or outstanding school than ever before and free schools have been crucial to that change - with more than two-thirds of free schools meeting this high standard. “We are giving thousands more parents a choice of high-quality local schools that offer the excellent standard of education that all pupils deserve.”Natalie Evans, Director of New Schools Network, added:
“Compass School Southwark is one of more than 360 free schools now open or approved to open in England. Free schools are continuing to prove popular with parents, and are adding good new school places to their local communities. “Over 250 Free Schools are now open in every region of England, with more than 110 more due to open from September 2015 onwards. Once full these schools will provide nearly 200,000 new school places."
Blacklands Farm residential visit 2014 by Slidely Slideshow
After the visit we received some lovely feedback from Rich and his team at Blacklands Farm. We can't wait to visit them again next year!
I am thrilled to hear that the trip has left a lasting impression on all involved! We really enjoyed having you all here and thank you for the fantastic support from yourself and all your staff. The children were a delight. It is rare that we have guests from inner London, but when we do they are often some of the most rewarding courses to run. You are obviously all doing an amazing job there and I hope that 4th Dimension can continue to be a small part of your students' journey at Compass, as your school continues to grow. Really looking forward to seeing you all again next year!