40 Years of Ramgarhia  Panjabi School

2020-2021 changed the way we have taught at Ramgarhia  Panjabi School.  In November 2020 where many institutions were still closed we braved the world of online teaching.  As a teaching team we met online to understand the best way of teaching via Zoom, to ensure quality and continuity of learning was still taking place.  

 Fast forward to April 2021, the Panjabi School was opened for GCSE students and then later for Level 1.  During this time of change the commitment shown by both the teaching team and students has been tremendous.  This has ultimately reflected on the grades that have been achieved in the GCSE exams.

 Congratulations to our GCSE students who completed their GCSE exams this year.  After months of online learning, practice assessment to face-to-face learning and invigilated assessments we are pleased to inform you that our students have passed with flying colours!  We had 22 students registered for the exams, all of which were awarded A*-A passes.

Here are some of the Thank You messages we have received

SSA Manjit Bhenji. I’ve collected my results and I am delighted to tell you that I got a Grade 9 which is an A* and Distinction in the Verbal. Thank you so much for your valuable help and guidance which will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Thank you



Sat Sri Akaal Penji,

I just got my results and I’m really happy with it. I got A*. I wanted to say thank you for putting up with me and teaching me.

Thank you,



Sat Sri Akal Penji,

I just wanted to tell you that I managed to get an 8/A in my Punjabi GCSE!!

Thank you so much for teaching me and I most definitely would not have been able to do this well without you. It’s actually quite sad that this means my learning of Punjabi is over but it also makes me feel accomplished. You are a great role model for me so I again want to thank you for everything. 

Pavneet Kaur Matharu


Sat Sri Akaal Penji, 

I just collected my grade and i got a 9 (A*).

Thank you penji I couldn’t have done it without you I really appreciate all the time and effort you put in. 

When Panjabi school opens I will definitely come to see you and help out as much as I can. 

Yours sincerely, 



Sat Sri Akaal Penji,

I hope you are well and enjoying your holiday. 

I am delighted to tell you that I have got A* ( A star) in my Punjabi GCSE (Grade 8).

I am very happy and I would like to thank you so much for helping me achieve the best marks.

You have been like a mother to me and have taught me Punjabi and you have always helped me where I have needed. None of this would have been possible without you. I wish you the best and thank you again.


Gurleen Kaur


  I got grade 8/A for my Panjabi GCSE. Thank you for teaching me and helping me achieve the grade

Harsimran Singh Panesar



 Penji, I wanted to tell you I got grade 9/ A* in the GCSE. Thank you so much for teaching us so well.



Amrit, my sister, has also got a grade 9/A*.


  When i received my GCSE punjabi results an A*/9 i felt deilighted and happy because i worked so hard and all of those years of hard work paid off.  I would like to thank all of the teachers that helped every step of the way through this journey and to get to where i am today. I would also like to thank my parents for sending me to punjabi school in the first place because it was a great experience and a life changing opportunity. So thank you to everyone that has helped achieve this grade and i am so happy and grateful.



Sat Sri akaal penji

I am very happy with my results and my parents were also very proud of me. I achieved an A/8 Grade. I enjoyed studying in Panjabi school and all the teaches were very helpful as well. I learned a lot in the classes. Thank you penji



Sat Sri Akaal Panji,

Hope you are well and are staying safe.

I just wanted to say that I am really happy with my results. I achieved an A*/9 and my parents are very proud of me and my sister’s results. I really enjoyed my experience in the school as the teachers were very nice and taught me a lot during my time at Punjabi school. I would also like to say that I will miss you very much Miss Manjit Bhenji and your stories too. You have taught us a lot in the past year, and I will remember this for the rest of my life.

Thank you & the teachers for everything you have done to teach us about our religion and Punjabi.

Thanks again,



Hi miss, 

Yes I collected my results. I achieved a Grade 8/A* and I am very happy and I can’t thank you enough for helping throughout my time at Punjabi school. 

Thanks once again! 



Penji, for my GCSE results i got a grade 8=A* and for speaking I got Distinction. Thank you so much for helping me and everyone else with getting good grades. This means a lot and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you helping me and everyone. 



SSA Panji,

Thank you for all the hard work you put in towards Sundeep’s grade, we are extremely  proud of him and the grade that he achieved. He was really happy with the grade 9/A* that he has achieved. This was all possible because of your hard work and all the teachers in Ramgarhia Punjabi School. Sundeep really enjoyed attending Punjabi school, Thank you very much

Sundeep’s parents



We are extremely proud of the students who achieved fantastic results in these very difficult times.  We wish them well on their journey ahead.  Students are always welcome to visit Panjabi School, we will always be happy to see them.


May Waheguru bless all the students.


Panjabi School Building

One of the Class rooms

Assembly Hall

IT Department

The Ramgarhia Panjabi school is one of the oldest Panjabi school in East London and commenced life in March 1982 and recently celebrated 36th anniversary.

The pinnacle years in the school history was 1999-2001 when there were approximately 460 children on roll and a waiting list of 120. Since inception, the school has served over 2500 children and nearly 980 have passed their GCSE examinations.

The school is located in a purpose built building at 231 Plashet Road, Upton Park, London E13 adjoining the Ramgarhia Community Centre on Neville Road, London E7. It is a four story building with seven classrooms, an assembly hall, computer room, library, staff room and school office.

This Saturday morning school currently has close to 160 students on roll learning the Panjabi language, religion and culture, divided among
six classes, ranging from the age of 6 to 16. The school has a stict uniform policy to promote ethos and discipline. The religious and cultureal performances by the children are well documents within Newham and the neighbouring boroughs.

The school has a remarkable record for offering a Panjabi language teaching syllabus up to GCSE level. The school's GCSE results have been very impressive. For the past 28 years the children have been achieving 93% pass rates in A* to C grades ( normal language school achieve around 65%). The school always affords religion and culture equal status to the teaching of Panjabi.

The school was involved in a research project in June 2016 in conjunction with the University of East London in bilingual skills. The project was very successful and resulted in the confirmation of the following:

Confirmed good quality of teaching and learning

Confirmed good standards of resource and teaching staff

Identified many best practices in teaching and learning

High profile community language provision in Newham

Safe bet for parents to send their children

Positive feedback from children and parents

The school has been successful because of the teachers who have demonstrated full commitment and dedication. A number of teachers have been with the school between 25 to 34 years. The school has an active PTA group that provides support in library, computer room and in creating termly newsletter with contributions from the children. The school regularly welcomes volunteers from the local universities to enrich and support the learning experiences.

Operated under the umbrella of the Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara, the school has long history and it has been organised on solid foundations with a constitution, policies and procedures all designed to conduct its business effectively.

The school has continuously received positive feedback from parents, children and the visitors. The school staff and management are committed to providing purposeful and enjoyable learning experiences for the young.

For further information, please contact the main office