Our Mission


Shaping the future, transforming lives

The Compass Partnership of Schools is an ethical and ambitious learning community that seeks to inspire every child to value their education, know themselves, understand others and work to create a fair, just and sustainable society.


Our Values are:

Optimism   Ambition   Resilience

Vision and ethos statement

Anchored in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich at the centre of time itself, the Compass Partnership of Schools synchronises the past with the present for a future that benefits children across diverse communities. We are an innovative group of schools collaborating to transform lives, with social justice at the heart of everything we do. Our shared vision and values guide each child to become curious, enthusiastic, resilient and confident. We value learning as a creative endeavour and boldly map the journey ahead so that our children are able to successfully navigate and discover their limitless opportunities.

Ethical Leadership Statement

The premise of ethical leadership at Compass is to behave in a way that models Nolan’s Principles of Public Life, whereby decision making is underpinned by a framework of values. Our words, actions and practices develop to promote social engagement and challenge inequality and injustice.

This framework also protects individuals and organisations from the perverse effects of external pressures and accountability measures so that decisions are ethical and do not compromise integrity.

Our policies aim to achieve clarity for all, underpinning our ethical approach. Short term, reactionary measures do not offer sustainability, therefore we aim to support leaders in schools to focus on the long-term cohesion of the school and Trust community.

‘To do right’ is ambiguous – we can only be sure that what we choose to do is ethical – it does no harm to the emotional, physical, social and reputational well-being of individuals and schools. What constitutes right and what constitutes wrong is a value judgement.

At Compass, we seek to do no harm. We strive to achieve the very best outcomes across the curriculum thereby ensuring all children make exceptional progress and leave us as confident young people, ready for the future ahead of them.

Pupil Voice

Our children are playing a vital role in shaping the future of the Compass Partnership of Schools. Children from each of our schools were nominated to become members of a Compass Council, which was set up to bring children together and provide a platform for them to participate in decision making across the Trust. School leaders meet regularly with representatives from both the Compass Council and seven school councils, to expand on their ideas and incorporate their feedback into the development of our partnership.

School Data Highlights

Compass Data Highlights

To learn more about assessment and outcomes at Willow Dene, our special school, please click here.