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New home for Compass School as Mayor of London approves plans

The new site, which is adjacent to the current building, will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities including dedicated spaces to promote sports, well-being and regular community access.

The Mayor of London has approved Grosvenor Britain & Ireland’s planning application for the development of the former Biscuit Factory and Bermondsey Campus, after a public hearing at City Hall on 21st February. This means the community will get its new school.

Headteacher Marcus Huntley said: “It’s a fantastic day for our community and those who have fought for our pupils’ right to have the very best facilities.”

“We are a resilient community and despite occupying temporary premises for the past 7 years, have made the most of our facilities and ensured our pupils receive a high standard of education.”

“Now we look forward to an even brighter future for the school, continuing to build on our aspirations, achievements and academic success.”

Chair of Trustees, Doug Lewis said: “This begins a new chapter for our school and we look forward to a continuing partnership with Grosvenor as we seek to establish Compass School as the school of choice for our community.”

“The school will be the first phase of the development, which is very reassuring. We look forward to work starting in the near future and to the school being delivered without further delay.”