Morasha buys site for school
The Morasha Jewish Primary has acquired the former Barnet College site in Stanhope Road, North Finchley, for its new premises and hopes to move in later this year, subject to the completion of refurbishment.
Once the school moves, it will be renamed the Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary, honouring Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, "who has done so much for the development and expansion of Jewish education and who has taken a deep interest in Morasha since its foundation".
A spokesman added that architects had been instructed "with extensive experience in the design of Jewish schools to ensure that the building complies with both the regulations for a voluntary-aided school and the particular needs of a Jewish primary.
"In addition, we have already initiated discussions with Barnet Council to obtain voluntary-aided status and are hopeful that we will be able to submit a formal application later this year." The intention is to build up to a 210-pupil capacity.
As part of a £2 million capital fundraising campaign, Lord Sacks will address a support dinner next month.