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  • Nishkam Primary School Birmingham
    3-11 Soho Road
    West Midlands
    B21 9SN
  • Head: Mrs Deborah Westwood
  • T 0121 647 6890
  • E [email protected]
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 421
  • Religion: Sikh
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 23rd April 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 11th June 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

At Nishkam Primary School, we are privileged to have caring children, a beautiful building, supportive parents, committed governing body and staff whose efforts are underpinned by the drive to see every child succeed. The primary purpose of the school is the drive for academic excellence. This is exceptionally important in our aspirations for pupils to exceed national standards. This academic success is based on meeting the holistic needs of children. We believe an outstanding education and a sense of moral purpose based on core values, are the greatest gifts that we can give our children in preparation to be future leaders, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

The school offers the full range of National Curriculum subjects. This is further enriched through faith and language studies. A wide range of extra-curricular experiences, both during and after school enable us to nurture the interests and talents of our pupils.

The philosophy of education at Nishkam School is to provide rich and meaningful experiences through a teaching and learning based on enquiry, creative and critical thinking, reasoning, self-awareness and empathy. We embrace the rich resource of the community to provide active and vibrant learning opportunities and develop in children, aspirations, skills, attitudes and dispositions for the 21st century.

Our faith-inspired values define the character of education. Worshipping collectively is an important feature of the School. We welcome parents as equal partners in their childs education and feel this is crucial to our success.

The school should be designed to be a warm friendly place with a homelike environment, where parental involvement is high.' Rudolf Steiner

Visitors to our school comment on the warm, purposeful environment where pupils are well mannered and respectful.
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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