Everyone in the Compass School community will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire.


Compass School Southwark is mixed 11-16 school shaped by a strong set of values: Aspiration, Integrity, Exploration and Resilience. Our vision is that every child in the Compass School community will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire, and this drives all aspects of school life, from our high expectations for students and staff through to exciting opportunities to explore the world around us. We focus on academic excellence and nurture our students to become more independent learners and young leaders. Our broad and balanced curriculum and extensive enrichment programme aims to develop resilient young people with the confidence and integrity to express themselves effectively, and who are ambitious about their futures and the opportunities they are provided with. We guide students to be able to relate to the world around them, with a sense of responsibility towards our local community and wider society. Every Compass journey is enhanced by our important local and City of London relationships, and inspired by our flourishing alumni network of university students, young professionals and mentors.

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Pastoral Care

We understand that pupils will only reach their potential if they feel happy, safe and secure…

Careers Guidance

Compass School Southwark is committed to providing Careers Education, Advice and…

Performing Arts

We offer a comprehensive provision including music instrument lessons and singing alongside our Drama and Music curriculum. Visit our curriculum pages to find out more.

Latest News

Community Bulletin 29.11.22

Community Bulletin 291122

Community Bulletin 15.11.22

Community bulletin 15th November

“ADA” Premieres at Compass School

Compass School pupils star in “ADA” - a moving film about Ada Salter as part of the Salter Centenary celebrations. The short film describes how the Salters’ work benefited the Bermondsey community: greening the area, enabling opportunities…

Community Bulletin 18.10.22

Community bulletin 18th October, 2022

Community Bulletin 5th October 2022

October is Black History Month and we have lots of activities planned for our students to recognise this. These include guest speaker assemblies, a poetry jam, themed lessons, music, art activities, face painting and themed cuisine at lunch…

Community Bulletin 20th September 2022

A massive 26,474 positive points were awarded to our students in the first two weeks. Year 7 were our highest scoring year group with 6595 positives awarded. Our top 3 scoring Learning families were...

Ending on a high note!

It has been an incredible year here at Compass School. Our first full year back since the start of the Covid pandemic didn't phase our pupils one bit - they rose to the challenge! Read all about our summer term at Compass. Our Journey -…