• Governing Board

    Our Management Committee/Governing Board, working in conjunction with the Headteacher and Senior Management Team, sets the strategic priorities for Compass

  •    Headteacher

    The Headteacher, working with the Leadership Team ,is responsible for ensuring that the strategic priorities are delivered, for standards and for the day-to-day routines and organisation of the centre.

  •     Engagement

    The Engagement and Reintegration Team deliver the wrap around pastoral support for individual students and their families and co-ordinate with wider professionals and schools in the community.

    Each student has a mentor from this team.

  •         Teaching

    The Teaching and Learning Team comprises of Teachers and Teaching Assistants who together provide the curriculum experience and address student’s barriers to learning. They are responsible for progress, assessment, curriculum planning and delivery.

  • Administration

    The Administrative Team ensure that the business element of the organisation is taken care of and are often the first point of contact with parents, students and our partners. They manage the day-to-day student attendance and Safeguarding of Children processes too.

  •   Collaboration

    We work in collaboration with the other four Dorset County Council Learning Centres.

We continually strive to improve the quality of education and opportunities for our students. Many developments have been completed in recent years and challenges abound for future development. Compass has earned Healthy Schools and Healthy Schools Plus awards and has the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Level 1 award.

Our Mission

We recognise the uniqueness of each and every learner and ensure they have access to an equal opportunity to advance through a high quality, flexible alternative provision route, which leads to achievement and accreditation that enables them to successfully take their next steps in life.


Our Staff

Compass has a full team of experienced staff. The school benefits from a strong Management Committee with a range of skills to support staff, parents and students.


Our Students

The majority of our students are in KS4 with most being taught on Compass's site. A small number of KS3 pupils are on the Compass roll. In addition, Compass provides lessons at several locations in the area and also provides the Home Tuition provision for those unable to attend school. Compass uses Third Party Providers for some specialist provision.

Students at Compass make good progress and achieve good outcomes at KS4. 


Compass has been graded ‘GOOD’ in the last three Ofsted inspections


The alternative provision school for Weymouth and Portland.


Email: office@compass.dorset.sch.uk

Phone: 01305 206530

Address: 307a Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0QU 


School Business Manager: Kerry Taylor


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