Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website – I am pleased to welcome you to Akaal Primary School.

It is my privilege, as Head Teacher, to take this opportunity to give you an introduction to our vibrant and caring primary school.

We are a Sikh Faith school and we opened in September 2015 via the government Free School programme. We began with 23 children in a handful of Portkabins on the site of the Sri Singh Sabha Gurdwara car park. Here we stayed for 3 years and expanded our number to 100 children. This September has been really exciting for us as we have now moved into our brand new, purpose built school, moving locations from Harrington Street to Grange Avenue. It has been quite a journey and, if you would like to know more about our development, please visit the "Our Story" section of the website.

You may be wondering what a Sikh Faith school actually is. Throughout our website you will see many references to how our faith designation influences the way the school works, but in brief our school welcomes pupils of all faith backgrounds, and none, and we put values at the heart of everything we do.

Our Values are those which can be identified by all faith groups and the wider community, in fact by good human beings across the world, as the code by which we should live. Our children live in very difficult times and core to our purpose is to prepare them to be effective, compassionate adults with the courage and conviction to make things better. We use a range of approaches to ensure that our children regularly meet our values, and are challenged by them, in increasing levels of maturity and responsibility as they grow through the school. Exploring our website further, or indeed talking to our pupils, will give you more information about our chosen approaches.

We are proud of the way we teach the National Curriculum, particularly our approach to mastery learning and our thematic learning, culminating in a termly Learning Challenge. We believe that our children deserve to experience as much as life has to offer and we work tirelessly to provide opportunities and learning experiences to develop well-rounded and able learners.

Setting up a school from scratch is the most challenging thing my colleagues and I have ever done. The journey is far from over and we are focused on improving the school until we can say that we are outstanding in all areas. One thing is certain - I am proud to have such keen and open pupils along with capable and committed colleagues.

I hope that you enjoy exploring the rest of the website to gain deeper insight into our school.

Of course, the best way to discover what we are all about is to come and visit us. Please call to arrange an appointment and our children will be happy to share their learning with you.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

Mrs Julie Fellowes
Head Teacher

Please complete a separate form for each child you wish to be admitted.

Data Protection Act 1998: The information you supply will be held by the school and be used only for allocating school places and associated matters. It may be shared with the Derby Local Authority and any other admissions authorities to which you are applying for a school place. It will not be divulged to any third party outside the school admission system.

Admissions

Akaal Primary School is a state-funded Free School open to all primary-aged children irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or ability. The school will have an admission number of 60 pupils in each year group.

Go to "Admissions from September 2019"

Admissions from September 2015

In 2015 the school will manage its admissions directly. Parents wishing their child to join the school will need to fill in an application form and return it to the school.

Download Admissions Arrangements For September 2015

Download General Application Form For September 2015

Download Sikh Faith Application Form For September 2015


Further Information


If you would like more information on admission please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01332 499 011.

Admissions from September 2016

From 2016 admissions to Akaal Primary School will be managed through Derby Local Authority. To apply for a place at Akaal Primary School in 2016 and any year afterwards, parents will need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) from your "home" Local Authority naming Akaal Primary School. Parents wishing their child to take up a Sikh faith place will need to fill in a supplementary form, which will be signed by a leader of their Gurdwara.

Download Admissions Arrangements For September 2016

Download Sikh Faith Application Form For September 2016


Further Information


If you would like more information on admission please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01332 499 011.

Admissions from September 2017

To apply for a place at Akaal Primary School in 2017, parents will need to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) from your "home" Local Authority naming Akaal Primary School. Parents wishing their child to take up a Sikh faith place will need to fill in a supplementary form, which will be signed by a leader of their Gurdwara.

Download Admissions Arrangements For September 2017

Download Sikh Faith Application Form For September 2017


Further Information


If you would like more information on admission please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01332 499 011.