Welcome to The Compass Academy

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website for The Compass Academy, formerly known as Ashwell Academy.

We are a Thrive school, which means we are all committed to helping our pupils become more emotionally resilient, so they are better equipped to deal with life’s ups and downs. We teach Character Education to prepare our pupils for life beyond the school gates and to give them the opportunity to flourish in modern society. We believe that there is a strong link between character and attainment, and success is not measured simply by quantifiable outcomes such as test results and attendance figures. Achievement is praised through good attitudes towards learning coupled with good effort.

We believe that if you look after the whole child, then everything else will fall into place. Developing our pupils to have skills alongside knowledge is the key to success. All our pupils getting the chance to achieve, be resilient, tolerate others and make great choices for life – in and outside school.

Our school website is a place where pupils, parents and prospective parents can access a wealth of information about the school as well as providing you with a sense of what life is like with us. We pride ourself on providing the highest standard of education to all students, regardless of their background.

  • Principal – Mrs Jacqui Thompson

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

 

Coronavirus Information

We are following the guidelines from Public Health England and further support and advice can be sought by visiting their website:

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Testimonials

“I like the staff, they help you with everything, like when you’re feeling upset”

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“I like the cooking lessons as we cook something different every lesson”

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“I like Art because we learn something different each day”

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“Art is my favourite lesson because it's fun & relaxing”

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“I like this school. It's better than my old one because I get as much help as I need”

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“I like Compass because they always help me and I fit in. My favourite lesson is art because I get to express myself”

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“I like Compass because I feel really safe and because I'm accepted for who I am”

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“The teachers are nice and kind, and always listen to you”

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“I like the trips out, and all the new experiences”

Pupil

“Teachers always think about what is best for us. I have just moved groups and it was definitely the right decision”

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“The quiet areas help me when I am upset or need to be on my own”

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“School trips are fun”

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“You get the opportunity to earn lots of rewards”

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“The staff are easy to talk to”

Pupil

“There's always someone willing to talk to you”

Pupil

“ I love the school, it's turned our lives around, our son has got better with attendance”

Parent

“He feels like he is part of something, and you give outside of school support too”

Parent

“The academy keeps you informed on a daily basis of behaviour, it's like a second parent to him”

Parent

“Our daughters behaviour has changed for the better since she started”

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“Our child has come on a lot in every way since they have been here”

Parent

“My son is getting a lot of support, his behaviour is getting better at home and at school”

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“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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“The academy is well supported towards children with additional needs”

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“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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“My son is enjoying learning again, because it's a smaller setting and staff are more understanding”

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“My daughter is happy attending the Academy. Teachers are brave, deal with some difficulties and do a great job”

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