Compass School


Headmaster’s Welcome

A warm welcome to our school web-site!

The Compass School is unique. As an independent primary school for children age 3-12, it has acquired an outstanding reputation in East Lothian and beyond for providing its children with a firm foundation for their life-long learning.

At The Compass, our aim is to provide a warm and caring environment in which our children are encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents and progress not only academically but in their confidence and self-esteem too. We strongly believe that every child has the ability to excel in some aspect of school life and we provide our children with numerous opportunities to enjoy success and to flourish, through achieving their own personal targets.

At the heart of The Compass lies the principle that a child’s time at school should be a happy one. We encourage strong personal values such as care and respect for others, polite and responsible behaviour, high standards of appearance and personal organisation and our children derive great satisfaction from meeting these expectations. Consequently, they develop positive and healthy relationships based on friendship, honesty and trust.

We aim to prepare children not only for their next stage of education, but for the challenges of a fast-moving and modern world where knowledge, communication and creativity will be the keys to our children’s future success. We know that the world into which our children will grow-up to work and live in their adult lives is one which will be increasingly global. The ability to communicate effectively will be key to their future success and it is essential that we provide them with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in their working lives.

We warmly welcome you to visit our school and discover more about what makes The Compass experience so unique.

With all good wishes,

Mark Becher

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