The Compass Learning Centre

The Compass Learning Centre is a pupil referral unit which also provides long term placements for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental health (SEMH) difficulties and have an Education, Heath and Care plan.


01305 206530


Venue address
307a Chickerell Road
Weymouth & Portland

Service Details

Additional Information
The Compass Learning Centre offers learning opportunities for students aged from 11 years to 16 years predominately from the Weymouth and Portland area who find themselves outside mainstream education.
Referral information
Referral through Dorset Children Out of School panel or Dorset Special Educational Needs Team.
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Age Range
11 years 0 months to 16 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
01/05/2019 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
Compass is a single storey building with some ramp access.
Toilet facility information
All toilets are on the ground floor. Limited wheelchair accessibility.
Other Facilities
Sports areas, outside spaces, quiet area fully secure environment.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
We cater for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and some medical referrals. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive. All students have an individualised timetable based on their needs, abilities and circumstances. Students are taught on site in small groups, occasionally it may be necessary to educate a student 1:1. On referral, students and their family meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and their child’s Pastoral Mentor to discuss and plan their education at Compass. This is a collaborative approach whereby the Pastoral Mentor, Academic Mentor, class teachers, TAs, SENCo, parents and student are involved in the decision-making process. We liaise regularly with: Children’s Services (Social Care and Health), Dorset’s Family Partnership Zones, Chesil Partnership Schools, CAMHS, SEN Team at County Hall, Speech and Language Therapists, Special Educational Needs Support Service (SENSS), Behaviour Support Service, Educational Psychologists and Ansbury. Where we feel additional support may be required for your child, we will initially contact you and discuss concerns. If we all agree to further support the appropriate referral will be made to an external agency. The outcomes from this referral will be shared at review meetings. The SENCo (Becky Hubbard) has the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. She can be contacted through the main office on 01305 206530. All staff receive regular training in ASD, Attachment Disorder and Behaviour, SEMH, Team Teach techniques, safeguarding and first aid training. Throughout this year the schools training is focusing on Attachment Awareness and emotion coaching.
See our SEND policy and information report.
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Address: 307a Chickerell Road  Weymouth  Dorset

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