Jewish primary schools get top marks
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Jewish primary schools emerged as some of the country’s highest performers when the Sats league tables were released last week.
The top five performing Jewish schools, calculated by average points scored, were: King David Manchester, Moriah Jewish Day School in Pinner, North Cheshire Jewish Primary, Independent Jewish Day and Menorah Primary.
According to the 2012 league tables Manchester’s King David was the 19th top performing school nationally, rising above other top Jewish primaries, London’s Moriah and Cheadle’s North Cheshire primaries which ranked 50 and 54, based on average point score for the exams in English and maths.
King David Schools governors’ chair Joshua Rowe believed the new £22 million campus helped increase performance but also paid tribute to teachers and “highly motivated pupils and parents.
“The next major step is the introduction of languages at primary level and even at crèche and nursery,” said Mr Rowe, who added that the school, ranked the top performing primary in Manchester, will introduce Ivrit and French to children as young as one.
King David primary governor Stephen Verber said: “Under the guidance of our new headteacher Nicola Nelson we are building on the fantastic standards already achieved to ensure the school continues to provide a happy, warm and safe environment where children will thrive.”
Moriah Jewish Day School was the top-scoring Jewish school in London. Headteacher Alan Shaw said he was “proud of our pupils. The high results are a tribute to the hard work put in by the students, staff and parents.”
The league results published by the Department of Education accounted for 16,000 primary schools.