Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions
you will make. At Khalsa Secondary Academy we aim to provide a positive and
supportive environment where your child will be inspired, challenged and
successful in their learning. We want our students to develop into happy,
confident, independent learners who make outstanding progress.
We endeavour to ensure your child feels safe and welcomed in the Academy and
we are confident the learning opportunities we provide will enable them to
reach their potential. We have high expectations of all our students and we
want them to work hard and have a positive attitude towards learning, whilst
taking pride in their appearance, having a strong self-discipline and behaving
responsibly at all times.
Our staff and governors provide excellent opportunities that will inspire and
challenge your child to succeed, both in and out of the classroom. Working
together we can make a difference to our children’s futures. Key to our
students’ success is a positive and productive relationship between home and
the Academy. Therefore I invite you to join us in a partnership which could lead
to your child growing into a young adult fully prepared for the challenges of our
rapidly changing society.
As you read through this prospectus, we hope that you will have an insight into
how our student-centred approach, enthusiasm for learning, sense of
community spirit and our supportive and inclusive nature blend to help every
student achieve their best.
W e l c o m e
There are many opportunities that cannot be represented here. However, you
can find out more information about us on our website or by visiting us and
seeing us at work.
around the Academy is
exemplary.” ( Ofsted )
We are committed to maintaining a safe and positive environment that fosters an ethos of honesty and
helpfulness, where students of all faiths and of none are respected and supported.
O u r E t h o s & V i s i o n
We nurture the potential of all students and provide them with opportunities to achieve more than they
thought possible. The Sikh faith is emphatic in respecting all faiths and does not seek to convert. Our
vision for the school is based on the Sikh ethos.
As your child begins his or her secondary education, leaving school may seem a long way off. However,
we remain focused on preparing our students for the next steps in their lives. During their time at Khalsa
Secondary Academy we want our students to develop, not only their academic knowledge and practical
skills, but also their independent learning ability, as well as a willingness to help others by making a positive
contribution to society.
“The Academy’s curriculum is
broad and balanced.” ( Ofsted )
L e a r n i n g i s p a r a m o u n t
Learning is our overall priority. We have high expectations of our students. We expect each student to
work hard, to play hard and to take a full part in the life of the school.
Through our engaging curriculum and highly qualified teachers, we strive to provide a stimulating
educational experience for every student everyday by providing a dynamic and personalised approach that
helps our young people to become active learners. Our curriculum is broad and balanced throughout the
key stages 3 and 4.
In addition to the core subjects, our students study Punjabi or another Modern Foreign Language. At the
end of Key Stage 3, students select courses to be studied to GCSE level in Years 9, 10 and 11, all of which
helps to develop their ability to make informed life choices.
Showing students that learning is for life, our experienced teachers engage in a wide variety of active
learning opportunities both, in and out of the classroom.
“Leaders show a clear commitment to ensuring that all students
have an equal opportunity to achieve well.” ( Ofsted )
Khalsa Secondary Academy offers a rich programme of extra-curricular activities that develop students’
individual aptitudes and collaborative skills, while a wide range of educational trips broaden their
understanding of their subjects and link it to a real life context.
In addition to many modern sports clubs, we also offer a mixture of traditional sports, such as horse
riding and archery. Our students have many opportunities to develop and show-case their artistic,
dramatic and musical talents, as well as developing their self-discipline through martial arts. We also
support a wide range of community projects.
The development of the whole person is crucial and this is supported through a wide range of extracurricular
and enrichment activities.
E n j o y m e n t i s t h e K e y
Each day begins with prayers for all of
humanity in accordance with the Akal Takhat
(supreme authority) code of conduct.
We build an understanding of other faiths,
whilst positively nurturing each young person’s
own faith. At the heart of our mission are the
W i t h i n a S p i r i t u a l E n v i r o n m e n t
Sikh values of Naam Japna (meditation), Kirat
Karna (honest earning) and Vand Shakna
(sharing your earnings with the needy).
We reflect on our commitment to these values
every day during our prayers.
Student leadership is also important at Khalsa
Secondary Academy. Teaching skills that are
learnt through a wide range of opportunities
will not only stand our students in good stead
for their future working lives, but also develop
a sense of unity and togetherness across the
We provide an inclusive morning assembly period where students and teachers
collectively congregate, focusing on universal values and prayers from the Sikh
We are committed to equality of
opportunity, we foster an inclusive ethos in
which all students are encouraged to aim
high and are supported to achieve their
full potential. The Khalsa way is at the
heart of our daily life and is the foundation
for nurturing the individual.
Our pastoral support starts before
students even join the Academy, with our
comprehensive transition programme,
including visits to our feeder primary
schools, one-to-one meetings with
students and their parents, and taster days
for year 6 pupils, ensuring a smooth and
happy transfer to secondary school. This is
one reason why students do well within
the school, whatever their ability.
Pastoral care is organised on a year group
system building a supportive school
P a s t o r a l C a r e
community allowing their academic work
as well as personality and character to
flourish. We work positively, celebrating
what is good, encouraging and inspiring
so that every student can understand and
develop their potential.
“The Academy’s work to
promote students’ spiritual,
moral, social and cultural
development is strong.”
( Ofsted )
C o m m u n i t y P a r t n e r s h i p s
The relationship between home and school plays a vital role in the success of our students. Parents and
carers are encouraged to get involved in their child’s education, especially in relation to homework. We
want to work in partnership with our parents to help their child achieve their full potential and make a
The happiness of your son or daughter will be as important as academic and personal success. Together
we can achieve anything.Clear and frequent communication helps families to understand how their
children are progressing.
Parents are invited to meet with their child’s form tutor at the start of the academic year, as well as to
attend parents’ evenings to review progress.
We strive to build a strong bond with our community, sharing time and skills to both enhance the
experience of students and parents, and to strengthen the local community.
Khalsa Secondary Academy is within a Multi-Academy Trust.
What is a Multi-Academy Trust?
Where more than one Academy joins together as a family or group of schools, the official way
of operating is a Multi-Academy Trust.
The Khalsa Academies Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports local communities to help
establish and run Sikh schools.
Members of the Khalsa Academies Trust have been working with the Department for Education
for over 13 years.
K h a l s a A c a d e m i e s T r u s t
The Trust has three Academies:
- Khalsa Secondary Academy in South Buckinghamshire opened in September 2013.
- The British Sikh School, a new Secondary Free School in Wolverhampton opened in
- The Atam Academy, a new all-through (4 – 19) Free School in East London, planned to
open in September 2016.
Our aim is to become the leading provider of inclusive Sikh schools which have an enviable
reputation for academic achievement and breadth of enrichment opportunities set within a
spiritual and caring environment.
Our students support a range of local charities and community projects, which
they will continue to support throughout their school life. This will allow the
students to develop long term relationships with the wider community.
“ It is when you give of yourself
that you truly give.”
C h a r i t a b l e G i v i n g
“Education is the movement from darkness to light.“
Khalsa Secondary Academy,
Stoke Poges,Bucks.SL2 4QP.
www. k h a l s a s e c o n d a r y a c a d e m y .com
Khalsa Secondary Academy
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