Sikh organisation plans school in Bucks

Bucks Free Press: The proposed site for the school The proposed site for the school

A SIKH organisation is hoping to open a new secondary school in Stoke Poges in time for the next school year.

Subject to planning permission, the Khalsa Secondary Academy will be situated in Hollybush Hill, on a site currently occupied by the offices of technology firm Pioneer UK.

Slough Sikh Education Trust already runs a primary school which was recently rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

A statement on the Trust’s website says: "Our aim is to create a high achieving, non-selective school in Slough, which will follow the principles and values of the Sikh faith.

"We intend to open the school in September 2013 with Year 7 only and to grow the school year on year, eventually including a 6th form with a full range of academic and vocational courses.

"We believe that a secondary school with our values and standards will prove popular with both parents and students of Slough and South Buckinghamshire, by offering a choice that these students do not presently have."

The academy school, given the go-ahead by the government last year, would take in pupils from all backgrounds, including non-Sikhs.

A public consultation is running until February 15, with a drop-in exhibition at Pioneer House, Hollybush Hill, on February 1 - 2 from 4 - 7pm.

For details see: www.khalsasecondaryschool.com

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12:06pm Tue 22 Jan 13

lady Ratz says...

Another faith school, Creating more segregation,
Another faith school, Creating more segregation, lady Ratz
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12:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13

listerps2 says...

lady Ratz wrote:
Another faith school, Creating more segregation,
50% of the places will be allocated to non-sikh children.

The Catholic Schools in the area have a diverse range of religious students and non religious.
[quote][p][bold]lady Ratz[/bold] wrote: Another faith school, Creating more segregation,[/p][/quote]50% of the places will be allocated to non-sikh children. The Catholic Schools in the area have a diverse range of religious students and non religious. listerps2
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2:18am Sat 26 Jan 13

buftonp13 says...

listerps2 wrote:
lady Ratz wrote: Another faith school, Creating more segregation,
50% of the places will be allocated to non-sikh children. The Catholic Schools in the area have a diverse range of religious students and non religious.
then whats the point of having them at all? I no kids who parents just get them baptised just so they can go to these schools. Most people in this country are not religous at all. Just because you wear a cross it dont mean your a christain, christains are ment to go to church every sunday, not ment to have sex before marrage etc. We are not a religous country so children should have to go to schools and mix with the rest of the community not segregating them which causes great problems later in life.
[quote][p][bold]listerps2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lady Ratz[/bold] wrote: Another faith school, Creating more segregation,[/p][/quote]50% of the places will be allocated to non-sikh children. The Catholic Schools in the area have a diverse range of religious students and non religious.[/p][/quote]then whats the point of having them at all? I no kids who parents just get them baptised just so they can go to these schools. Most people in this country are not religous at all. Just because you wear a cross it dont mean your a christain, christains are ment to go to church every sunday, not ment to have sex before marrage etc. We are not a religous country so children should have to go to schools and mix with the rest of the community not segregating them which causes great problems later in life. buftonp13
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