Morasha Primary gets aided status

Barnet Council has awarded voluntary aided status to the Morasha Jewish Primary, which moves next month to a permanent home on the former Barnet College site in North Finchley.

The new premises can accommodate 210 pupils — almost double the current roll — and Morasha chair Jason Marantz said the move would coincide with the implementation of aided status. Mr Marantz — also the chief executive of the London School of Jewish Studies — said the news was “absolutely fantastic. We’re happy to join the Barnet family and the state funding will give us the opportunity to do more with full classes and better technology.”

The school’s honorary principal is Chief Rabbi elect Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who said: “Morasha has been a great credit to the Finchley Jewish community and this latest achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of the school’s leadership.”

Headteacher Hayley Gross said that having opened with eight pupils four years ago, “to be in the position we are now is a huge achievement. We’re very excited and cannot wait to move into the new premises.”

Last updated: 11:45am, March 4 2013