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Compass Schools

 What help do you offer?

​The Compass Schools are a partnership between Norfolk County Council Children’s Services and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. The Compass Schools offer high quality educational and therapeutic interventions to hard-to-reach young people who would otherwise be placed in residential schools. The ethos of the Compass Schools is to engage young people and families who have previously found it difficult to access mainstream education and mental health services. There is funding for up to 30 full time pupils at any one time across three school sites; Compass Belton, Compass Lingwood, and Compass Pott Row.

 How do I get help from your service?

​We have an admissions process to discuss referrals. This process involves discussions between Children's Services, the Short Stay School for Norfolk, and the clinical team at the Compass.

 What hours is your service available?

​The Compass School are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

 What can I expect from you?

​The Compass team includes teaching and therapeutic staff who work creatively to provide a flexible, and individually tailored, response to the needs of pupils in order to prepare them for reintegration into mainstream school. The culture of our centre is inclusive and we work on young people’s strengths using an integrated approach to education and therapy.

 What is the main address of your service?

Compass Belton
Bell Lane
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9LD

Compass Lingwood
Pond Site
School Lane
NR13 4TJ

Compass Pott Row
Cliffe-En-Howe Road
Kings Lynn
PE32 1BY

 How can I contact you?

Compass Belton: 01493 448517
Compass Lingwood: 01603 717117
Compass Pott Row: 01485 601 670

 What conditions do you treat?

​The majority of pupils exhibit mental health difficulties, attachment difficulties, and associated difficulties with emotional and behavioural regulation.


 What support do you offer carers including friends and family?

​Parents and carers are fully involved in the work and have easy access to therapists and teachers alike.

 Service manager name?

​Lisa Dale

 I need help urgently! Who do I call?

​The Compass Schools are not an emergency service. People already being seen within the service should call the above numbers during working hours.