Ethos and Values

Mission statement
Our mission is to be a successful Sikh school. A school which seeks to appreciate and develop the talents and skills of each individual.

Ethos, aims and values
Life at Khalsa Secondary Academy reflects the strong common Sikh faith that we share, but also values and celebrates the differences between us. We know, from our daily experience, that diversity enriches us. We learn from other traditions, but we also appreciate our own tradition more deeply. There is room to grow and develop – to seek and explore one’s own relationship to faith, but within an inclusive community which works hard to value and appreciate everyone.
This approach, as you would expect, is reflected in worship, in religious education and in spiritual development.

Learning at Khalsa Secondary Academy
We believe that we have been given many gifts. It is our job to discover these gifts and talents in every student and to develop them to bear much fruit.

We believe that learning is important and valuable in itself, as well as creating opportunities in later life. We know that students like to learn, and that they enjoy an atmosphere in which they learn well.

We believe in academic excellence and we believe in excellence in all fields – whether sport, performance, art or personal development.

A caring environment
Khalsa Secondary Academy is a cheerful, friendly place in which everyone can feel at home and give their best. We insist on the highest standards of good behaviour, mutual respect and concern and because we expect all students to take responsibility for themselves and for others. We support this with a high level of pastoral care and support (including specialist services) for any student who needs it.

The heart of this community are our students. Each year group has a set of tutors led by an Assistant Principal. This team rolls through: receiving the students in Year 7 and working with them to learn, grow and achieve right through to Year 11.

Always seeking to develop, we welcome children from all faiths
In January 2017, the Trust laid the foundation for a major building programme to provide new accommodation for subject areas and to refurbish large parts of the school, providing new facilities for ICT, the library, careers, as well as new classrooms to allow subjects to be taught in “suites” of adjacent rooms which will accommodate the specialist teaching in our Sixth Form. We are extremely fortunate to work closely with the Trust. From Autumn 2018 we will have high quality sports facilities. It is also heartening to know that the new, beautiful Gurdwara will be funded by the local community. We look forward to sharing with you the developments as the year goes by and showing you our state of the art building.

Mrs Piesse
Acting Principal