Our Vision and Ethos

The word ‘Sikh’ means learner or student, and as such the learner and the learner’s journey is at the heart of Khalsa Secondary Academy’s ethos. Our ethos is informed by principles that are both British and Sikh in the hope that, by drawing from the two cultural traditions, we can work towards a more integrated Britain.

The fundamental belief of Sikhism is that all of humanity is equal regardless of gender, faith, creed and caste, and that respect for one another's values and customs is the right of every individual, without oppression or segregation.

The Sikh faith upholds the values of honesty, compassion, generosity, humility, integrity, service and spirituality:

Honesty – we seek to say and do what is right and true.  We seek to tell the truth, even after doing something wrong.

Compassion – we have concern for, and are sympathetic towards, those who face difficulties and challenges.  We aim to help those who are in need in meaningful ways.

Generosity – we seek to be kind and generous, to those we know and to those we don’t know.  We seek to give of our time, energy and talents to help those who might benefit from our support.

Humility – we have a modest view of our own importance and do not consider ourselves to be better than others.  We seek to treat everybody equally well, regardless of their background or status.

Integrity – we can be trusted to be honest and truthful, to say what we mean and to do what we say.

Service – we seek to serve those around us, with care, kindness, patience and respect.

Spirituality – we are concerned for the human spirit or soul, rather than simply with material or physical things.

We seek to uphold each of these values on a daily basis, whether we are at school, home or elsewhere.