Nishkam School West London
Hounslow, United Kingdom
About Nishkam School West London
Nishkam School West London is a mixed, non-selective, Sikh-ethos, multi-faith all-through school with sixth form situated in Hounslow, West London. The Nishkam School Trust also has schools in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Kenya. Nishkam School Trust has a 30-year history of educating children, working with the government for the past 10 years on schools for the Sikh community.
Phase 1 of Nishkam School West London saw Reception and Year 1 open in September 2013; the current intake is 50 pupils in Reception. Phase 2 will see a purpose-built nursery facility open in September 2018. The school will ultimately have a maximum capacity of 1,400 students aged 4-19 across primary, secondary and sixth form.
Headteacher for Nishkam School West London (Primary)
Headteacher for Nishkam School West London (Secondary)
Values and vision
The school values are represented by the slogan "Excellence in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well", and by the school name, with the word "nishkam" translating as "selflessness". It works towards the mindset of serving others, a practice with the potential to transform students and promote humility.
Nishkam School West London specialises in subjects such as music and physical education. It also has a strong spiritual focus, with an ethos based on 24 spiritual and moral dispositions on the topics of contemplation, compassion, creativity, choice, community and commitment.
“Leadership and management at all levels are of exceptionally high quality. Leaders constantly check the quality of teaching and learning and provide very good support for any teacher who needs to develop their practice. Exemplary leadership and management skills ensure that the school’s values are central to developing pupils’ learning and mind-set.”