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

Julie Fellowes

Julie Fellowes

Headteacher, Governor & DSL
Mrs Heather Carr

Mrs Heather Carr

Assistant Head Teacher, Yr 2 Teacher, Literacy Lead, DDSL & Staff Governor

Mrs Ann Gilligan-Smith

School Business Manager
Mrs Catherine Arundel

Mrs Catherine Arundel

Reception Teacher & Forest School Lead

Mrs Navneet Rai

Year 1 Teacher & Wellbeing Lead
Mrs Sonia Wallis

Mrs Sonia Wallis

Yr 3 Teacher - SENCo & Maths Lead

Mr Matthew Hallam

Year 4 Teaacher

Mr Daniel Peggs

Additional Needs Teacher
Mrs Karolina Lenton-Chodynska

Mrs Karolina Lenton-Chodynska

Teaching Assistant & EAL Lead
Mrs Jaswinder Kaur Bassi

Mrs Jaswinder Kaur Bassi

EYFS Teaching Assistant

Mrs Amandeep Garcha

Teaching Assistant
Suzar Chauhan

Suzar Chauhan

Administration

Mrs Laura Davey

Admin Assistant & Lunchtime Supervisor
Daljit Singh Virk

Daljit Singh Virk

Chair of Governors
Paramjit Kaur

Paramjit Kaur

Vice Chair of Governors
Vicki Kavanagh

Vicki Kavanagh

Adviser to the Governing Body
Frank Kowles

Frank Kowles

Adviser to the Governing Body
Navjot Kaur Virk

Navjot Kaur Virk

Governor
Elaine Bowen

Elaine Bowen

Governor

Tirath Singh Dhatt

Governor

Sarbjit Bitter

Governor

Rod Dubrow-Marshall

Governor

Mike Purewal

Governor

Manjit Singh

Governor

Mr Michael Fellowes

Balanceability

Mr Kenny Daglish

Prince William Award

Miss Jo Walker

YogaBugs

Mr Harpal Manku

Tabla

Miss Tarnjot Kaur

Gatka/Punjabi
Mrs Saima Naseer

Mrs Saima Naseer

Catering Team
Mrs Narinder Kaur

Mrs Narinder Kaur

Catering Team

Mrs Sukhvinder Shergill

Catering Team
Mrs Jasbir Fagura

Mrs Jasbir Fagura

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Harjit Singh

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Mehwish Khaliq

Lunchtime Supervisor