6 MARCH 2017
The first two months of the year have been taken up with meetings or conference calls with the Department for Education as we try to find a suitable site for the Compton Free School. No site has been secured but we have a couple of sites that we are investigating further.
In the meantime, the Compton continues to grow. In mid February we opened of our new Sixth Form block providing a purpose built building for year 12 and 13 which includes touch screen plasmas in every classroom, a study centre with PCs and laptops and a new large IT suite
23 NOVEMBER 2016
We are extremely pleased to receive notification that our Teacher Training provision has been rated as Outstanding. by OFSTED. The Compton is the lead school in a partnership of 5 secondary schools providing teacher training on-site to new entrants to the teaching profession. Across all four categories, the Compton school and it's partner schools were rated Outstanding for the training it provided to the 19 trainee teachers.
19 OCTOBER 2016
Executive Headteacher Teresa Tunnadine and Headteacher of the Compton School, AnnMarie Mulkerins attended the FreeSchool 'Kick Off' meeting on Tuesday 18th October to discuss our next steps in opening the Free School. We have now made contact with the team at the Educational Funding Agency who we will be working with and have a clearer idea of the 'routemap' ahead. In the meantime we continue to look for available and suitable sites in the four target postcodes.
12 OCTOBER 2016
19 SEPTEMBER 2016
Great news - our bid has been successful!
Today we heard from the DfE that our bid to open another Compton secondary school has been successful.
The level of support from parents at local primary schools and the local community has been fantastic with nearly 600 parents supporting our bid and we look forward to working with them and the local community as we move towards opening in 2018.
Over the coming months, the Compton School will be working alongside the DfE to secure a site and we hope to announce where the school will be located by December 2016. Once a site is secured we will then be hosting a series of public meetings for parents and residents interested in finding out more about the school.
19 JULY 2016
Free School Interview
1 JULY 2016
24 MAY 2016
10 MAY 2016
Meeting with Finchley MP Mike Freer
This week, our Headteacher Teresa Tunnadine, Senior Associate Headteacher, Annmarie Mulkerins and Chair of Governors, Sebastian Wood were invited to the House of Commons to meet with Finchley MP, Mike Freer. The meeting was called by Mike Freer to discuss the provision of secondary school places in Barnet and also provided an opportunity for Mr Freer to personally express his support for our Free school application.
Leaflets distributed to local primary schools
Leaflets explaining our plans for the Compton Free School have been delivered to primary schools and community facilities in N3,NW2,NW7 and NW9.
Information evenings in early June
We are currently arranging an Open Evening to provide more information to the public about our free school plans. This is likely to take place at the Hyde School in Hendon in either w/c 6th of June. Further Information evenings are to be arranged in NW2, N3 and NW7. More details to follow.