What curriculum will the school offer?
Atam Academy will offer an enhanced academic National Curriculum where all students will be expected to aspire to at least the English Baccalaureate and the majority will achieve far more. All students will have the opportunity to study inspiring Music and PE courses, in the enrichment curriculum.
Are children of other faiths or no faith welcome at Atam Academy?
Yes. The Sikh Faith is emphatic in respecting all faiths and does not seek to convert. The Atam ethos seeks to help all students on the path to self-discovery, social responsibility and self-discipline.
What faith education will students receive?
Sikh students will follow courses in Sikh Studies and Panjabi to enable them to understand and follow the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Other students will have the option to do these courses if they wish or can follow a range of other exciting courses during this time. All students will study the five main faiths in RE lessons.
What will be provided in the Sikh Studies Curriculum?
Sikh students will have the option to follow courses in Sikh Studies and Panjabi to enable them to understand and follow the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Non Sikh students will have the option to a range of other exciting subjects as well as a modern foreign language during this time. All students will study the five main faiths in RE lessons as determined by the local SACRE curriculum.
Will Atam Academy be a selective school?
No. The school will be an inclusive non-fee paying school with no entrance examination. 50% of the places will be offered to Sikh faith children from Ilford and surrounding areas. The other 50% will be offered to children not of the Sikh faith from Ilford and surrounding areas.