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

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Our Schools

We currently have 11 schools within the Partnership, across 12 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 Virtual Concert

After two years of pandemic uncertainty an alternative to our annual compass music event was found with the addition of our schools in Essex. On Thursday 24th March @ 18.00, ten of our compass schools joined together virtually, for our very first on-line music event.


Welcome to the CHANGE Schools Partnership

We are pleased to share the news that as of 1st January 2022 our family of schools has grown to include Cann Hall Primary School, John Ray Junior School, Notley Green Primary School, and Shalford Primary School. Our four new schools are based in Braintree and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex and we are absolutely delighted to…


New Compass Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Hayward as Trustee to the Compass Board. Simon is an accomplished C-suite appointee, NED and experienced Board member across the nuclear, aviation, heavy engineering, retail, hospitality and education sectors where he is recognized for his independent perspective and diligent ability to balance corporate governance and regulatory compliance with the difficulties of operating in complex business environments.


Merger with the CHANGE Schools Partnership

We recently received a request from The CHANGE Partnership of Schools for their schools to join our Trust. The CHANGE Partnership is a Trust of four primary schools in Essex who have been working closely with Compass for the past six years. They have made a request to our Trustees to transfer to Compass as…


Horn Park News

Please see link to a letter detailing a tragic incident in relation to a former pupil of Horn Park Primary School.

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Wingfield formally Joins the Compass Partnership of Schools

We are pleased to announce that Wingfield Primary School, with whom we have worked in close partnership since 2014, has now converted to academy status and formally joined our Trust on 1st April 2021, following unanimous agreement by its Governing Body. We look forward to working in even closer partnership with Wingfield staff and families.

Welcome to our new Trustee

We are delighted to announce that Paul Brightly-Jones has been appointed to the Compass Board of Trustees. Paul is Primary Behaviour Support Service Manager at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Healthy & Active Lifestyles

All children in the Compass Partnership of Schools, recognise the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. During lock down, children participated in daily ‘Directed Exercise’ challenges set by Mr Harries, the P.E. teacher at Horn Park.


New Compass Trustee

We are delighted to announce that Rupinder Bansil has been appointed to the Compass Board of Trustees. Rupinder is Head Teacher West Thornton Primary School, part of the Inspire Partnership of Schools, having previously been Head Teacher at Foxfield Primary School from 2014.


A message from the Board of Trustees

The Compass Partnership of Schools recognises that we all have an important part to play in the fight against racism, prejudice and hate. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring our schools are fully inclusive communities and that we all learn from the past and actively work together to make a better present and future. We…




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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