Helping young people find their direction

Assisting young people to find their way through care, support, mentoring and education




We offer young people AQA Unit Awards in

  • Horticulture
  • Animal Care
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sports and PE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Working with Others
  • Ecology and the Natural World

Post 16 Provision

At Compass we offer bespoke programs for post 16 students that can include:

  • Provision mapping
  • Travel training
  • Portfolio building through AQA unit awards including Maths and English
  • Transition Support
  • Support into College, Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • Life skills
  • Health and Well Being Training
  • Study skills
  • Planning and Time Management Training
  • Introductions to Potential Employers
  • Support into Voluntary Work Placements

Benefits To Our commissioners

  • Attend all required meetings
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Commissioner’s pack
  • Direct contact numbers
  • Termly reports
  • Reports for other agencies or key individuals

We also offer

  • Bespoke Maths and English Tuition
  • Individual Mentoring
  • Transition Support
  • Enrichment Visits and Activities
  • Post 16 NEET Interventions

why choose us?

We go beyond traditional education by providing an environment that supports the young person’s needs through support, care and understanding.

We have a great relationship with our friends at Pear Tree Farm Animal Sanctuary. 

Students flourish with the close contact and care they give to the wonderful animals at Pear Tree Farm.

Students gain Animal Care, Farm Safety, and Construction certificates.

Animal care are our most popular awards and the children always leave with special memories


“We have over 30 years experience in alternative provision. Our success has largely been down to the connections we have formed with the young people we’ve been privileged to work alongside. We follow a child-centred approach to the care we provide, ensuring our young people feel safe, loved and supported.

Through this child centred approach to learning we aim for our students to achieve their potential in a caring and supportive environment.

We provide holistic support to every young person, their family and the school to achieve the best possible outcomes.”

Shane Claridge – Company Director

Meet Leia

This is our therapy dog, Leia. She is Compass’ most loyal member of staff!

She is always happy to see you, always willing to play, and is a great listener.

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