Ofsted rates rising star
The growing popularity of Manchester's strictly Orthodox Yesoiday Hatorah Primary is reflected in its latest Ofsted inspection report.
There are 647 pupils, an increase of more than 100 on two years ago. In 2003 the school matched the size of Manchester's mainstream King David Primary with around 450 pupils, but growth in the Charedi community has boosted Yesoiday Hatorah's intake. It has maintained its Ofsted rating as a "good" school, the second highest of the four grades awarded.
Inspectors observed 27 teachers give 32 classes in December. They also analysed 116 parent responses to questionnaires.
They reported: "When pupils leave at the end of year six, they are extremely polite, reliable and well-balanced young citizens with broadly average levels of attainment in English and mathematics."