Compass Community School Willow Park
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
6 - 18
Other independent special school

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Willow Street
Sowerby Bridge

School Description

Pupils speak highly of the school. They say that it is a happy place, and that staff are brilliant. Several commented that this school was ‘the best’ they had ever attended. One commented that the school was ‘utopia, the place where I can be myself’. Several pupils spoken to said school felt like being part of a family and that this made them feel safe and secure. Leaders and staff know pupils well. This helps them to understand the situations that may trigger a pupil to become agitated or upset. This knowledge also enables staff to set work which stretches and challenges every pupil in line with the aims of the curriculum. One pupil commented, ‘I didn’t believe in myself until I started this school, and now I want to go to college to learn even more’. School records show that bullying is rare. Pupils agree that staff are very quick to sort it out if they raise a concern. The school’s therapists are on hand to support pupils should they have a problem. This enables learning to continue and the atmosphere in school to remain calm. School leaders are passionate about making sure pupils have as many opportunities as possible to experience the world outside school. In the last year, pupils from the school have visited Old Trafford to watch an England under 21’s football match. Pupils have also taken part in world mental health ‘make me smile’ week as well as attending workshops on mindfulness, mediation and yoga. Being able to undertake and experience such a wide curriculum has increased pupils’ confidence and selfesteem.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.