Khalsa Secondary School Slough
Slough, 16th July 2012 – Khalsa Secondary School, Slough has been given the green light to proceed. The Slough Sikh Education Trust has been campaigning for the proposed school on behalf of the community for over two years. The Trustees and Volunteers are delighted to receive this news which is a formal recognition of the hard work put in by all involved including parents and staff at the existing Khalsa Primary School.
“I am extremely pleased for the parents and children of Khalsa Primary School and those that will have the opportunity to benefit from faith based education from age 11 onwards. This outcome is a reflection of Michael Gove’s vision for Free Schools, which gives choice to parents, more freedom for teachers along with a supported environment that delivers high quality education.
This news will enable us to continue educational provision for children aged from 3 through to 18 years. The Khalsa Primary school is doing exceptionally well having received an Outstanding Ofsted report in 2011” said Nichhatar (Nick) Singh Kandola, Chair of the Trust.
“We are equally pleased that all three Slough proposals were been given the go ahead resolving the predicted shortage of places problem” said Narinder Singh Rana, Vice Chair of the Trust.
The four form entry school is planned to open in September 2013 with the capacity for over 800 pupils. Fifty percent of places will be reserved for non-Sikh children.
“There is a tremendous amount of work to be carried out now, including choosing a suitable site, consultations with the community, recruitment of the Headteacher and staff as well as finalising our educational plans” said Manjit Singh Kaley, Trustee and Project Manager.
Nick Singh Kandola
Chair of Slough Sikh Education Trust
Tel: 0777 5503167