CCS Essex | Compass Schools

  • Location: Essex

About Our School

Compass Community School Essex is an independent secondary school for boys and girls Y7-Y11 in North Essex. Building relationships with our pupils is key to the therapeutic approach we take here at CCSE. Small pupil numbers, coupled with a high staff ratio, help to create a nurturing environment in which our students can thrive.


Our highly trained and experienced education team work closely with parents, carers, multi-agency professionals, key workers and programme psychologists to holistically support our young people with a wide range of challenging behaviours and experiences. We have a keen focus on the core subjects, in particular, teaching our students how to apply these skills in real life contexts. Our curriculum is developmentally sequential, building on prior learning, with high expectations of progress.


Tim Kerr

“At Compass Community School Essex our children are at the very heart of every decision we make. We strive to deliver a holistic education experience which helps children develop personal qualities, which are valued in British society such as thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect.”


Our Team

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Our Team

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Motivate | Educate | Inspire

“Compass Community Schools motivate children and young people to engage with education and overcome barriers to learning. Our vision is to inspire learners to make positive life choices and to provide pupils with a therapeutic education which enables them to make the most of their life chances.”