Core values

At Compass School Southwark, we believe that education is about more than just academic achievement. We want to engage and enhance all aspects of our student’s lives and in doing so help them to determine their own course, with a good understanding of the world and opportunities around them.

We are able to deliver this vision by focusing on our four core values:


All students should aspire to reach a particular destination in their lives. Our role at Compass School is to support students in ensuring that their aspiration is both ambitious and achievable, and do our very best to ensure our students reach that goal.


We expect our students, staff and parents to act with integrity at all times. Day to day this means courteous and positive communication with each other, always being honest with themselves and others, and representing themselves and the school in a positive way.


Students should have fun, be curious and want to explore beyond the subject matter they are taught in the classroom. At Compass School we develop this value through our core enrichment programme which encourages students to try new things, through our trips and visits which require students to explore and answer questions, and through the challenging curriculum delivered by our superb staff.


Resilience is a core value at Compass School as we firmly believe that our young people need to be able to respond confidently to the changes or uncertainties they may face in their lives. We also know that resilient children are happier children. Through developing self-management skills, promoting a strong tradition and culture in school, and broadening knowledge as part of our varied curriculum, we can ensure that Compass students are able to overcome any adversity.