The outstanding school is set to begin the next phase of its exciting journey.
Following a recent application to the Department for Education, the governing body at Khalsa Primary School (KPS) is pleased to announce that they have been given the go-ahead in the form of an ‘in principle’ decision to convert to academy status. As an academy, the school will
be operated by the newly established Sikh Academies Trust (SAT). The change is projected to take effect from 1st February 2021.
As part of the due diligence and decision-making process, the governors scheduled 6 consultation sessions with parents and the local community as well as an online consultation form where an overwhelming majority of individuals stated that they support the academy conversion.
Converting to an academy trust will provide the opportunity to maximise expertise and best practice for the benefit of the school, and the ability to use resources more efficiently and effectively for the benefit of all pupils, staff and parents.
The governors of KPS believe that some of the benefits of converting to an academy will include:
- Ability to broaden the curriculum to enhance opportunities for children
- Greater Control with regards to how finances are spent
- Management of school budgets more effectively and creatively to support pupil progress
- Control over the development and growth of the school.
The academy conversion will help the school build on its successes in recent years. The school has been rated as the ‘Best Primary School in Slough’, In January Khalsa Primary School was once again graded as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The school is oversubscribed with a large waiting list of prospective pupils. In September KPS teachers won Silver Awards in the award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School and, the award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School. Pupils have also benefited from a stream of new facilities including a new library, a state-of-the art food technology room, outdoor gym, a new IT suite and refurbished toilets throughout the school.
Governing Body of Khalsa Primary School
Should you have any questions or would like to discuss further please contact:
Jujar Singh (Chair of Governors)