Vicarage Park | Compass Schools

  • Location: West Midlands

About Our School

Compass Community School Vicarage Park is an innovative new provision for 8-18 year-old pupils with Special Educational Needs located in rural Shropshire. We are part of a passionate, well-respected and progressive family of schools, where everyone is valued and encouraged to reach their potential, regardless of their starting points or barriers to learning. Aspirations for both students and staff are incredibly high. We are a small independent special school, which provides a personalised education for up to 14 pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). All of our pupils have complex needs, behaviours which challenge, and many will have suffered significant trauma and adverse childhood experiences. As a trauma informed organisation, all staff are provided with extensive therapeutic training and support. Our closely triangulated approach places the child at the centre of decision making, ensuring that education and therapy professionals, parents/carers, local authority teams and, most importantly, our pupils can work together to secure outstanding outcomes for all. We deliver a holistic curriculum which helps our pupils experience and develop life, social and personal skills. We also focus on personal qualities which are valued in British society such as thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect. Our children may have been in previous settings where their needs may not have been met and may exhibit one or more of the following :

  • Moderate or severe learning disabilities.
  • Complex social and emotional needs Autistic Spectrum Conditions.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder.
  • Downs Syndrome Specific Language/Communication.
  • Difficulty Sensory Integration Difficulties.
  • Behaviour which challenges (such as self-injury).
  • Aggression towards others.
  • Transitional difficulties.


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Dave Lowe

“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.”

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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.”