Khalsa Academies Trust

Atam is one of three academies that form the Khalsa Academies Trust (KAT). It was formed in 2016 and its trustees have been working with the Department for Education for almost 15 years. The other two member academies are Khalsa Secondary Academy (KSA) and The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton (TKAW).


Its purpose is to provide inclusive outstanding schools based on Sikh values which inspires our students to excel both academically and spiritually and to serve humanity.


KSA is currently the only academy that has students old enough to take exams, however, its results have been remarkable. Its Progress 8 score is in the top 30 schools in the country and its Attainment 8 a staggering 12.8 points above the national average.

Both secondary schools have been inspected by Ofsted and have been rated Good, receiving excellent feedback on the education provided to students.

Ofsted said of TKAW:

“Well-motivated pupils and excellent relationships mean that pupils do well in their studies.”

“Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. Exclusions are rare and pupils enjoy school. They gain confidence in their time at school and become increasingly articulate and thoughtful.”

“Leaders have developed a varied and interesting curriculum. It allows pupils to do a range of interesting subjects and gain valuable experiences.”

Ofsted said of KSA:

“The acting principal (Sulina Piesse) and the trust’s director of education are indomitable in their pursuit of improvement.”

“The school successfully promotes traditional values as well as a strong sense of unity, tolerance and aspiration.”

“Governors have not shied away from making difficult decisions in the interest of securing better progress for pupils.”