The local area is blessed with many options for schools. There are two located within the parish as well as numerous options for older children further afield. Most local secondary school-age children head out to Bishop Luffa School in Chichester or The Petersfield School. Other nearby schools include Ditcham Park School, Churchers College in Petersfield, Portsmouth Grammar School and Bedales School

Compton and Up Marden CofE Primary School

School Lane, Compton, PO18 9EZ
Tel: 02392 631900

Ours is a small village primary school with a friendly, family feel and a great reputation. It has a stimulating and supportive environment in which all children have the opportunity to develop their individual talents.

We offer a vibrant and creative curriculum through well planned, focused teaching – incorporating visits, after school clubs, use of our exceptional outdoor surroundings and sports field and outstanding musical opportunities. Displays are lively and interactive and they contribute to the positive ethos of the school and celebrate the excellent quality of the children’s learning.

We are committed to ensuring that all children have equal access to the whole curriculum and are given equal opportunities to develop to their full potential in a safe and secure environment in partnership with parents and carers.

The learning environment for children includes a fantastic outdoor learning area, with wonderful views across the South Downs and local farmland. We have a small wooded area that is utilised throughout the school. 

We have excellent relationships with the local nurseries and secondary schools and we welcome every opportunity for parents and members of the local community to be involved in our children’s learning.

From March 2021 we joined the Downland Village Schools Federation, further future-proofing all three village schools. 

Village Montessori Nursery School

School Lane, Compton, PO18 9EZ
Tel: Jessy 07825 290124

We are a small, dedicated and well-equipped Montessori nursery with lovely outdoor spaces to use. Specifically for children aged 2 to 4+ years, we believe in following and promoting the Montessori philosophy in a secure, safe, healthy and enjoyable learning environment. Helping to ensure that every child’s learning is a wonderful process of self-discovery.
We have branches in Rowlands Castle and at Compton and Up Marden CE School.


Littlegreen Academy

Compton, PO18 9NW
Tel: 02392 631259

Littlegreen is a special school for 80 boys aged 7-16 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many children also have a range of additional needs including Autism, ADHD, Attachment Disorders, Anxiety and Speech and Language delay.

Littlegreen is a member of the Solent Academies Trust, a partnership of schools including Mary Rose Academy, Cliffdale Primary Academy and Redwood Park Academy. Together we ensure that our pupils experience the very best education possible and achieve great things.

Littlegreen is a very special place in which to learn, work and grow both inside and outside the classroom. Littlegreen is committed to providing the very best education for our pupils, providing them with meaningful, personalised learning experiences which promote their development and support them to become as confident and independent as possible as they move forward into the next stage of their lives.

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