Compass School

Former Pupils

Calling all Former Pupils and Parents!

The School is now over 50 years old and in recent times has been re-establishing its links with former pupils and their parents.

Mr Becher, the current Headteacher, writes:

“I have been constantly struck by the deep affection with which former pupils seem to remember their time at The Compass, be it at Holy Trinity Church Hall where the School spent its first years, or at Somnerfield Lodge, West Road, where the School has been present since 1967. Former pupils with whom I have met talk with great fondness of the teachers who guided them through their first steps in formal schooling and set them on the road to further success. They also remember the many activities which engaged young minds and for many, helped to develop a lifelong love of learning.

It’s been fascinating to hear from Compass FPs from around the globe; from Australia to Canada, Hong Kong to Zimbabwe, all of whom were delighted to hear from their former school and wishing to learn about developments at West Road, Haddington.

We continue to update our database so we can keep in contact with our former pupils and parents, both now and in the future, to keep them abreast of developments in within the School, as well as to provide opportunities for former pupils and parents to re-visit their old school and perhaps to meet up with former class-mates, parents and even former teachers!

The task of updating contact details has been formidable. Nevertheless, we now have a working database of several hundred names.”

Add Your Name to our Database

We ask any former pupils or parents who have not received our mailings to contact the School by telephoning 01620 822642 or email Please state what year you left The Compass and whether or not you would be interested in any reunions or other former pupil events in the future.

You can also keep in touch through setting a ‘Like’ on our Facebook Page at The Compass School, Haddington.

Further details about our developing links with former pupils and parents may be obtained from The School Office.

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