About The Compass Academy

We believe that those who have the least should be given the most. We achieve this through providing all pupils, but particularly those who have the most challenging and complex backgrounds, with a rigorous and academic education which challenges them, not only academically, but also in terms of their place in society. We believe that this will prepare them for life not only in Britain, but across the world.

We aim to provide all pupils with the best possible standards of education. We want our academy to be a place where young people can thrive, learn and achieve their best. We offer flexible, personalised programmes and a wide range of positive experiences so that young people can develop the confidence to believe in themselves and make positive choices for their futures.

Pupils are referred to the academy for a number of reasons, including having been permanently excluded from a mainstream school, or having been placed with us for a period of intervention work. We aim to give all pupils a fresh start to make a better future for themselves.

With support and the right provision, we believe all pupils can become successful learners who are prepared socially, emotionally and academically for the challenges of adult life. All pupils need their teachers to believe that today could be the start to changing their tomorrows and all of our staff are determined to find innovative and exciting ways to re-engage each pupil in learning opportunities.

The Compass Experience
Aiming for all pupils to leave with the tools to be a successful, positive contributor to society

The Compass Academy Team

Our staff body is a dedicated team of professionals, all of whom play their part to ensure pupils are happy, safe and successful. Our approach to discipline is based upon traditional values of hard work, self-discipline and respect. Alongside this we provide an excellent standard of pastoral care to ensure that pupils are well looked after and cared for.

We understand and recognise the enormous role that our parents and carers play in realising the true potential of all of our young people. Therefore, we will always seek to work in close partnership with you to support not only the young people who attend our academy but also to support, when appropriate, the entire family unit.

If you would like to find out more about our academy or would like to arrange an appointment to visit our academy so that you can see for yourself the exceptional work that is taking place, then please contact us. We look forward to meeting you.

Testimonials

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

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

Pupil

“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”

Pupil

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

Pupil

“School trips are fun”

Pupil

“You get the opportunity to earn lots of rewards”

Pupil

“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”

Parent

“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”

Parent

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

Parent

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

Parent

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

Parent

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

Parent

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

Parent