The Compass Partnership of Schools, a charitable trust focused on the advancement of education for the public benefit.

Our Schools

We currently have 7 schools within the Partnership, across 8 sites.
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Deansfield Primary School

Seeking new and creative ways of engaging children in learning experiences that motivate and entice them to deepen their understanding and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Halstow Primary School

A creative, dynamic and innovative school that works in close partnership with its community to provide the very best educational experiences for our children.

Latest News

Here is the latest news and highlights from around the Partnership

Compass Council visit to the Council Chambers

The Compass Council are nominated members from all Compass schools to provide a platform in decision making across the Trust. The Council have spent this year promoting the “11 before 11” across the primary schools and “16 before 16” through our secondary setting.


Wingfield School Focus

Wanda on the moon!

Following a brief interruption by Ofsted the children and staff at Wingfield have resumed their focus on this term’s whole school project: science learning inspired by a visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich Park.  During the visit children from all year groups took a tour of the Universe and experienced the wonders of the night sky with expert commentary from real astronomers.


Willow Dene School Focus

At Willow Dene, one of our Core priorities for 2019-20 is firmly focussed on the school’s wider community responsibility:

To develop Willow Dene as a hub which advocates and models healthier lifestyle choices for families taking into account the complex barriers caused by the social and environmental context within the community.


Horn Park School Focus

At Horn Park, Forest School plays an important part in the learning experience of every child across the school. Through a hands-on experience in an outdoor learning environment, it develops their understanding of the natural world whilst building confidence and self-esteem.


South Rise School Focus

Last week was a very busy week for school visits at South Rise. To support this term’s science learning, focused on electricity, Year 4 visited the Science Museum.


New Compass Trustee

We are delighted to announce that Aleksandra (Alex) Wasik-Hyde, has been appointed to the Compass Board of Trustees. Alex works for the Department for Education, and her team deals with financial viability and governance, providing advice on compliance for academies based in North West London and the South-Central area.


Halstow Primary “Performance Season”

Halstow primary school children have been busy over the last few weeks, practising for the Christmas performances. Each year group will be performing two shows to their parents and carers and the ‘Performance Season’ started this week, with exceptional shows from both Year 5&6 and reception children.


Maths Problem Solving

Last week a maths problem was delivered to each year group in every school for our children to solve. The problems were based on maths in real life and needed practical solutions.


Compass Parent Forum

The Compass Parent Forum, held its first meeting of the academic year last week. Parent representatives from across our seven schools attended the meeting, hosted at Alderwood Primary School.


Compass Council

We had a great first meeting of the Compass Council last week, and received a warm welcome from the South Rise Compass Council members, who were hosting the meeting. The children shared the opportunities they had had to experience the 11 before 11 in their schools.


“Stronger Together” – Annual Conference 2019

We had a fantastic start to the new academic year at our Annual Compass Conference on Monday. Staff, trustees and governors from across our seven schools, attended the event, kindly hosted again by Halley Academy. Our theme this year was ‘Stronger Together’ and this was brought out powerfully by our key note speakers.


Horn Park perform at the London Youth Games

Last week, Horn Park choir had the fantastic opportunity to perform at the London Youth Games which took place at Borough Village in Crystal Palace Park. Alongside them were other schools from around London who performed several acts from ballet to freestyle break dancing! The children were inspired by the other performances they watched and had the opportunity to make friends and share in their passion for performing.




The Compass Partnership of Schools cares passionately about achieving the best for your child. We commit to this by creating a fully inclusive environment that actively promotes social justice and equality, empowering everyone within our communities. We create challenging contexts for learning that develop your child’s thirst for knowledge. We believe that by encouraging your child to become actively involved in their own learning, they are empowered to question, challenge, imagine and create. This enables them to grow into a responsible citizen who wants to change the world for the better, equipped with a well-developed sense of self-efficacy. Your child’s school develops ambitious, challenging, and creative curricula that enables them to flourish socially, spiritually, culturally, emotionally, and academically. Whilst high academic attainment is important for your child’s life chances, we also believe in the importance of providing a rich experience of the arts and sport. The Compass Partnership of Schools is committed to the very highest professional standards, within a climate that values individuality, and that promotes the unique ethos of each school, sitting firmly at the heart of its community. Through collaboration, we seek to build on each school’s strengths so that we may benefit our broader Compass community.

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Details about working for us

The Compass Partnership of Schools seek to recruit the very best staff. Great learning and teaching are at the heart of everything we do. Our success is determined by the way we innovate and improve them both. We are committed to personalised professional learning opportunities that support teachers and support staff in progressing their careers, by improving the quality of the educational experience for all of our children. Observed practice of each other and with each other is central to our drive to build a professional learning community, which harnesses the best quality research and builds collective capital for school improvement. We are also dedicated to the well-being and development of all our staff, and demonstrate this through our commitment to the London Living Wage, national teachers’ pay and conditions, and the clear career progression opportunities provided for all skilled, committed, and passionate members of the team.

Compass Partnership Facts

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