Atam Academy is a 11-18 mixed, comprehensive free school, underpinned by Sikh principles.  The school is a new build and for September 2020 the Published Admission Number for Year 7 is 120.

Atam Academy offers a rich, academically rigorous and creative curriculum and all classrooms are used to maximum capacity to allow optimum delivery of this curriculum.

Applying for Atam Academy September 2020/2021

All of Atam Academy’s students are admitted through the London Borough of Redbridge admissions procedure.   To register your application you should go the London Borough of Redbridge website ( and complete an online application.

If you do not live in Redbridge, you should contact your own local authority about transferring to a Redbridge school.

If you have any queries about your child’s application for a place at a secondary school, please contact Children’s Services by emailing or

A waiting list is maintained and should a place become available it will be offered on the basis on the waiting list.

SEND Applications

Please do not complete an online form if your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHC Plan.  You should contact the Redbridge Special Educational Needs team on 020 8708 8210, who handle the arrangements for Secondary Transfer in such cases.

For faith based admissions for September 2021 please use Religious Questionnaire below

The religious questionnaire must be completed in addition to the Common Application Form (CAF) by all who are applying for a place on the grounds of the Sikh faith. Completed religious questionnaires must be returned to: Admissions, Atam Academy, Little Heath, Barley Lane, Romford RM6 4XX

Whilst Atam Academy is a Sikh based principled school, we provide an environment for those that wish to follow any faith as well as those that do not have a faith. Facilities are provided for those pupils that wish to participate in a morning prayers linked with their faith.


Moving onto a new school is a life changing experience for students and parents/carers.  It is an important stage in any child’s life which can be quite daunting for them.  We recognise this and understand that students and parents/carers need to feel reassured, happy and safe during this transition period.  Once your child has been given a place there will be a comprehensive programme that will allow students to feel comfortable and confident when starting with us in September 2021.

ATAM Supplementary Information Form 2020