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Compass Primary School

Curriculum at Compass

Please find below information regarding the Curriculum at Compass Primary Academy. Should you require any further information then please contact Mrs Andrews (Vice Principal for Quality of Education) via the school office. 

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) refers to children aged between 0 and 5 years.  At Compass Primary Academy, the children in the Preschool and Reception are taught using the themes and principles of the EYFS.

Our preschool caters for children of 3 and 4 years and is based in a purpose built space that opened in September 2017. The preschool has an experienced team of teachers and nursery nurses who care for and enrich the lives of the children. Please click on the Little Explorers logo above for more information. 

Our Reception unit is made up of 2 classes (Ladybirds and Butterflies), each class being able to accommodate up to 30 children of 4 and 5 years of age. The children have the opportunity to use both classrooms, a wet area, role play areas and outside areas.  The Reception unit has 2 teachers and 2 Nursery Nurses who care for and teach the children.


Key Stage 1 and 2

At The Compass Primary Academy, we embrace a pedagogy of ‘Personalised Learning’; an approach which expects all children to reach or exceed national expectations, to fulfil their early promise and develop latent potential. High expectations of progress apply equally to children working above, at, or below age-related expectations, including those who have been identified as having special educational needs.

Traditionally it was expected that teachers would differentiate by task or expectation and many different levels of success were accepted, this approach often ran the risk of lowering expectations.  Today, the effective teaching practices at The Compass Primary Academy see teachers expecting everyone to succeed by offering higher levels of support or extra challenge for those who need it, so that all pupils can access the learning at the expected year group standard.



If you wish to learn about the curriculum here at Compass Primary Academy you will find useful documents below.

House Points

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