Back to School 8th March
We are delighted to be welcoming pupils back for face to face learning from 8th March. Our pupils have been fantastic in Virtual School with high levels of attendance and a 94% approval rating from parents! However there really is no substitute for face to face learning and we can’t wait to see all pupils […]
Virtual Parents’ Meetings Open a New Frontier for Parent Partnership
Even with a 94% parent approval rating for our virtual school and record levels of engagement from pupils, our staff team is determined to keep improving. Compass School is a community school and parents are at the core of this, but we hadn’t had an on-site parent event since September. The advent of Lockdown 3 meant that something had to be done and I had seen a local independent school run parent Zoom meetings and how other schools were using School Cloud for Parents’ Evenings.
New Compass School building for September 2023
A brand new school for our community! Work is well on the way on our new building which was approved by the Mayor of London last year. With state-of-the-art learning and sports facilities, the new Compass School building will facilitate fantastic education for our young people. The school is an integral part of the Grosvenor […]
Virtual Compass Proves A Hit All Round!
Live lessons, assemblies and Learning Family time are proving a hit, with pupils really engaging in the rich learning experiences at Compass. We marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a sobering assembly reflecting on the Holocaust and genocides across the world through the eyes of those who have survived these. Year 10 had the privilege of […]
Together we can! A Term of Teamwork, Resilience and Kindness.
Keeping our sense of community alive, even while apart during the summer term, is one of the things that we are most proud of. From competitions to community quizzes, being at home didn’t mean that we were alone. Even so, we were so glad to be back together in person in the autumn term, it […]
Getting back to school in September
Compass School has been open from the 2nd June for the children of critical workers and pupils who are vulnerable. Then subsequently, we made on-site provision for year 10 pupils to have face to face session with their teachers before the summer holiday. The school made provision to support pupils and their families during the […]
We are cheering you on!
The summer term edition of our newsletter captures an extraordinary term where pupils, staff and our community have risen to the challenge of the global pandemic and emerged with greater resilience and a determination to meet future challenges. “If there is a message for this term, it is that we are at our best when […]
Virtual Prize-Giving Gets Thumbs Up
There have been over a thousand views of our prize-giving videos which celebrated pupils’ achievements this year. The school has been agile in its response to the Covid-19 shutdown with many of its activities moving online including lessons, transition day and assessments. Prize-giving is usually a formal affair, with pupils, supported by their families, sitting […]
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. […]
New School Proposal Goes To Mayor’s Planning Committee
Simon Harding-Roots (Executive Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland) writes to the Compass School Community Grosvenor has developed plans for a brand new state of the art facility for Compass School Southwark. The school is an integral part of our wider proposals for the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory and Bermondsey Campus site, alongside homes […]
Fantastic set of GCSE results!
There was much celebration at Compass School as Year 11 pupils received their GCSE results on Thursday 22nd August. In just our second year of GCSEs, pupils have achieved outcomes in line with national expectations and with some stunning performances. It was a story of progress across the board with a significant improvement in the […]
The School Day – September 2019
Following our consultation on our new school day I am pleased to confirm the arrangements below: Year 7, 8 and 9 Pupils on-site by 8:40 am School ends Monday and Tuesday at 3:50 pm and 2:55 pm Wednesday to Friday All pupils will have a timetabled session of enrichment on Wednesdays session 5, with further […]
Farewell Year 11
It was my privilege to lead year 11s’ final assembly on Friday and provide them with the send-off they deserve. I wished them well on behalf of our school community and urged them to carry our values of aspiration, integrity, exploration and resilience with them. I reminded them to be appreciative of those who have […]