Fantastic first GCSE Results


 Stoke Poges. South Bucks.                                                                                        24th August 2017


 Students at Khalsa Secondary Academy, a Free School in South Buckinghamshire were celebrating after receiving their outstanding GCSE results. The Year 11 students were the first students through the school so this is a special moment for them, their families, staff and Governors of the school.

 The Khalsa Secondary Academy is a non-selective school which caters for the Slough and South Bucks communities.

 Overall, just over 85% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C. 79% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is an excellent achievement and just as impressive is the 64% of pupils who achieved a score of 5 or more in both English and Mathematics, the new reformed GCSEs.

 We are particularly proud of the amazing progress made by students since joining the school, the new Progress 8 score which measures the progress made by students in their 8 best GCSEs would place the school amongst the top performing schools nationally.

 A quarter of all students achieved an outstanding 6 or more A*/A grades. 82% of our students achieved at least 1 A* grade.

 The school achieved a score of +0.76 which is well above the expected national averages and likely to place it within the top 10% nationally. The school achieved an amazing 54% in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) against the expected national average of around 25%. The Attainment 8 score which measures attainment across their 8 best GCSEs came in at 57 against an expected national average of 50.

Mrs Sulina Piesse, Principal, stated, “We are immensely proud of our students who have worked so hard for these results and they thoroughly deserve this success. We are lucky to have such dedicated staff and supportive parents who have worked with us to ensure their children have thrived and achieved so well”. “We wish them every success in their future school careers”.

“We are very proud of this achievement especially given the changes to the curriculum which has resulted in considerable pressure for both staff and students. These results place Khalsa Secondary Academy as one of the highest performing non-selective secondary schools in Slough and South Bucks”, said Nick Singh Kandola, CEO, Khalsa Academies Trust.

Khalsa Secondary School is part of the Khalsa Academies Trust, based in Stoke Poges the Trust also run Sikh faith and ethos schools in Redbridge and Wolverhampton.


For further information, please contact Nick Singh Kandola at or 01753 662009


Primary Schools Partnership – Year 6 Enterprise Day

24 highly-excited Year 6 Students recently joined us as our guests to take part in the first of many dynamic and memorable whole-day events which we have planned for local Year 5s and 6s this year – our very own Dragons Den style-show!
As all fans of BBC’s DragonsDen know, this is the series in which budding entrepreneurs get just three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own money in to new products.
Working closely in small teams of 4, the year 6s were issued with a business brief by Mrs Glover and then had to design, market and pitch their food-based product to the line-up of Dragons, which consisted of senior staff and local business people who had come in to support the school.
The day was highly successful and enjoyable. As one Year 6 teacher observed “Everyone was made to feel welcome, a tour was even given. The task was presented well and explained and the presentations made were a success.”
Another vice-principal of a primary school involved said “The children came back having had an excellent day and were very excited in re-telling me the events!  They had clearly developed and learnt new skills too.Thank you very much for organising this and providing the transport was very helpful to us. We look forward to the future events!”
Mr Beeston
Assistant Principal

National Commemoration of the Battle of Saraghari

saragahri2Today, Mrs Rose Codling, Principal of Khalsa Secondary Academy, attended the national commemoration of the Battle of Saraghari at the Honourable Artillery Company in London. Keynote speakers included the Rt Hon The Earl Howe, a Minister of Defence and Lord Singh of Wimbledon both of whom emphasised shared British and Sikh values. Also, in attendance was Major General Ben Bathurst of the Household Division. Khalsa Secondary Academy is opening a Combined Cadet Force group next year linked to the Coldstream Guards.

saragahri1Principal Rose Codling says, “This is an inspiring story of 21 British Sikh soldiers from the 36th Regiment who on this day (12 September) in 1897 sacrificed their lives while defending the borders of the Empire from 10,000 Afghan tribesmen. The message is as relevant today as it was then in showing that when we work together we are stronger at fighting injustice wherever it may exist. It was a great way to honour and celebrate their remarkable sacrifice and show our debt of gratitude. We were all very moved when it ended with the Last Post.”

Another Round of Fantastic Results – 16 A*

Dear colleagues
Just to let you know we have had another round of fantastic results this week with our first round of GCSEs
17 students in year 10 took their GCSE RE  a year early with 100% pass rate. 16 at A* and 1at A.
4 students took Punjabi again with 100% pass rate at A or above. One as young as Y8.
Congratulations to all our staff and students for all their hard work, particularly Dr Singh and Mrs Bajwa .  These are fantastic results. Very few schools in the country can boast about achieving 100% A’s or above. Not even the grammar schools.
I am so proud of all you as we all have a share in these results. This would not have been possible without the support of the people (parents and staff) both behind the scenes, encouraging and supporting them as well as the staff who taught them, giving up their time freely when ever needed. We have lots to give thanks for and with the Almighty’s  help we will build on this and go from strength to strength.
Congratulations KSA. What a fantastic first year of results.

Congratulations to following students for their outstanding GCSE results – we are immensely proud of their achievement:

Panjabi GCSE

Annika Dhir, age 14, A*

Harveen Sangha, age 13, A

Sahib Singh Randhawa, age 13, A

Harmanjeet Singh, age 15, A

1*, 3A

Religious Studies

Sanmeet Arora, age 15, A*

Harkeerat Bains, age 15,  A*

Prabhjot Basram, age 15, A*

Aman Boparai, age 15, A*

Prianka Chandi, age 15, A*

Manvir Dhinsa, age 15, A*

Manavjot Singh Gill, age 15, A*

Ranveer Singh Kaley, age 15, A*

Jasnoor Kaur, age 15, A*

Tayla Mack, age 15, A*

Jaslin Malhi, age 15, A*

Amrit Kaur Randhawa, age 15, A*

Kirtpal Randhawa, age 15, A*

Ajitpal Sandhu, age 15, A*

Lovepreet Singh, age 15, A*

Bhagat Taunque, age 15, A

Navindeep Thandi, age 15, A*

16*, 1A

Together we are stronger.
Rose Codling

KSA Setting High Standards

 Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding A level results.  The 5 students below all  took  A level exams in Punjabi in June and achieved the following pass grades:

Jasnoor Kaur – A level – (age 15) at A*

Rasneet Kaur Devsi – AS level – (age 14) at A
Prabhjot Basram – AS level – (age 15) at B
Roop Cheema – AS level – (age 14) at B
And Jasmeet Kaur Basra – AS level – (age 14) at C

This is an amazing achievement for these young people some of whom have taken their A level exam 3 years earlier than would normally be expected.
Congratulations to them and their teachers as they have certainly set high standards.