Chasidic Salford school receives improved Ofsted report

By Simon Rocker, September 30, 2013
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An independent boys’ school in Salford run by one of the most conservative Chasidic sects has been commended by Ofsted inspectors.

The Satmar-owned Talmud Torah Yetev Lev was rated good in all six categories after an inspection earlier this summer.

Pupils made “good and sometimes outstanding progress” in Jewish studies, while reaching above-average standards in maths and average in literacy.

The school gave pupils, including those with special educational needs, a “rich education” and had continued to improve since its last inspection three years ago.

Founded in 1997, TTYL has 301 boys aged from three to 12 on its roll — although it is registered only for 245 pupils.

Jewish studies are taught in the morning and part of the afternoon, while the remaining part of the afternoon is allocated for secular studies. English, maths and science are taught separately and other secular subjects are dealt with in a “cross-curricular” approach.

The school also “promotes tolerance and inclusion towards others as a basic tenet of Jewish practice”, the inspectors said.

Last updated: 10:45am, September 30 2013