School profile

Compass Primary Academy

At The Compass Primary Academy our vision is to create a Primary Academy that encourages pupils to Explore, Discover and Dream through ensuring that the child is at the heart of everything we do.

Our aims:
• Create lifelong learners
• Give the powerful knowledge to address disadvantage
• Create responsible citizens who have the self-belief and ambition
• Empower pupils to be creative, critical thinkers
• Prepare pupils for the next steps in their education.
• Nurture individuals who will care for themselves, each other and the world they live in

Our values:
Our values are: Aspiration, Cooperation, Respect, Resilience and Responsibility

We are very proud of our academy and to be part of The Brooke Weston Trust. It is an exciting journey for our pupils, parents and staff.

BWT schools share a culture of high expectations and ambition for all. Our Trust schools regularly collaborate with each other to drive towards this ambition. This means that staff and pupils from across BWT work together to support each other, share best practice and try new ideas.

About our school experience


We recognise how important it is for prospective teachers to gain some first hand insight into how a school runs.

Our days may include:
Talking to Hub staff about the teacher training scheme
Talking to existing trainees about their experiences
Asking teachers about their typical day
Observe teaching such as literacy and numeracy work
Observe form times and topic work

You will also get the chance to gain advice on how to complete a training application and gain valuable insight into some of the skills you can showcase in your personal statement.

No DBS is required because you will also be with a member of staff but you will be able to interact with students and watch how they engage in their learning.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 1:00pm - Flexible

Other times can be negotiated with our Team.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a lead delivery partner for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme designed by the outstanding Teach First and led by Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub. An industry leader in early career development for teachers.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: For example a passport or driving licence
    • Must be considering apply to our schools to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We can be flexible and offer flexible times and dates, though we will avoid busy school times such as SATs weeks, trips and school holidays. Please enquire specifying your availability.

School experience type
In school


Windmill Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7EA
Map showing Compass Primary Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

The principle entrance is on the main road, but you can find parking towards the back of the Kettering Science Academy car par, and access the school through the intercom and the gate to the rear. Turn right just after the mini roundabout on Deeble Road.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Windmill Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7EA
School phases
Early years, Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.