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.
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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

School Focus: South Rise

Last week at South Rise, our Year 3 children visited the Transport Museum in Covent Garden. The trip was planned to support their unit of learning ‘On the Move’ which focuses on different transport systems and how they are developed based on the needs of a community. The children travelled into London by train, which…


Vitality Big Half

On Sunday 10th March, members of staff from across the Compass Partnership ran in the Vitality Big Half. The half marathon was a fantastic event, starting at Tower Bridge and running 13.1miles through the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich, and finishing at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. After months of hard work…


Compass Concert 2019

Our 2019 Compass Concert will be held at Thomas Tallis Secondary School on Thursday, 28th of March, at 6.30pm. Choirs from all of our partnership schools will be in attendance, joining together to present a very special performance of some fantastic songs. Each school choir will also have the opportunity to perform individually at the…


The Compass Council at Westminster Abbey Education Centre

When we were on our visit at the education centre, we encountered some of the Compass school councillors, teachers and staff. We discussed the matter of what we could do to improve the experience of a child who attends one of our partnership schools. We learnt about the history of Westminster Abbey. We also considered what we have called the ‘11 before 11’. Eleven things we should do before going into our next years of school experience.


Compass launches its Parent Forum

We held the first meeting of our new Parent Forum on Wednesday at Deansfield. Each of the schools in our Trust will have up to two parent representatives on the Forum. As well as having parents on our local governing bodies, we have established this Forum as a mechanism to gain feedback at a Trust…


Recruitment Open Day

Compass had the pleasure of welcoming a fantastic group of trainee teachers to our recruitment open day on 11th December. The students learnt about the vision and ethos of both our Trust and schools, heard some personal experiences from our staff, and were given some top tips on writing applications and excelling at interview.


SSAT Leadership Legacy Programme

On Thursday, Sophie Powell, one of our Executive Headteachers, hosted a twilight session at Wingfield Primary School, for Fellows who are on an SSAT Leadership Legacy Programme. As part of this, Sophie presented her leadership journey, focusing on the key educational principles that have determined her career. 


Goldsmith’s Recruitment Fair

Compass enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the Goldsmith’s Recruitment Fair last week where we met with students to explore possible opportunities within our partnership of schools. We wish the students every success in their teaching journey. If you are interested in training to teach with Compass, please contact us at

Compass MA Success

We are proud to announce that two more Willow Dene teachers have completed their MA degrees in Leadership and Innovation. Lisa Parascandolo and Joshua Garrett Smith have now passed the two-year course with distinction. 


Compass Cross Country

On Thursday 15th November, Horn Park Primary school hosted the first Compass Sporting event of the year. 96 children from across the Compass Partnership met at Horn Park to compete in a demanding cross country race.


Challenge Partners Lead Reviewer training

Wingfield Primary School were delighted to host the Challenge Partners Lead Reviewer training on Wednesday 7th November. It was a really informative day and we enjoyed hosting colleagues from a variety of schools in the area. Those attending the training were extremely complimentary about Wingfield and were particularly impressed with the quality of our displays…




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.

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