Hasmonean confirms plan to move boys’ school to share site with girls

By Simon Rocker, April 1, 2016

Hasmonean High School has confirmed that it hopes to move its boys’ school in Hendon next to the site of its girls’ division in Mill Hill.

Parents have been invited to attend an exhibition displaying the plan – which was first reported in the JC two months ago – later this month.


Government investigates Islamic school over antisemitic leaflet

By JC Reporter, April 1, 2016

The Department of Education is investigating a school accused of promoting antisemitism and Islamic extremism.

The Islamic Tarbiyah Academy in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, is said to have used a leaflet quoting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the antisemitic forgery which claims Jews are involved in a global conspiracy.

An investigation by Sky News uncovered the leaflet at the school.


New free school plans underway

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2016

Supporters of a new Jewish secondary school in north-west London have launched a series of meetings for prospective parents in a bid to win wider backing for the plan.


Inspectors say Langdon 'requires improvement'

By Charlotte Oliver, March 31, 2016

Langdon College has been downgraded from "good" to "requiring improvement" in its latest Ofsted inspection.

The college, which is based in Manchester, is run by educational charity Langdon as both a residential and day college for teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 with mild-to-moderate learning needs.


Yavneh pupil powers way to engineering prize

By Charlotte Oliver, March 23, 2016

While robots waged war at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, another student was also making a big impression at the event: 16-year-old Joshua Fifer, who was named Young Engineer Student of the Year 2016.

The Yavneh College pupil won the title for designing and building a prototype device that can generate hydrogen, which can then be used to power domestic gas appliances.


Meet the team set to battle their own robot wars battleown robot wars

By Charlotte Oliver, March 23, 2016

WALL-E, C-3PO and the Terminator will have to be on their mettle - there's a new robot coming to town, and this one is special.

After all, its creators are four north London schoolgirls who designed and built their award-winning machine in breaks between lessons.


JFS pupils pay tribute to teacher

March 23, 2016

A year 11 class at JFS have launched a Just Giving page to raise money for Cancer Research UK, after their teacher was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in two years.

Speaking on behalf of his classmates, Saul Westbrook said that they had been moved to raise money to show their former maths teacher Andy Angus "how much he is appreciated".


Will George Osborne's academy plans help or harm Jewish schools?

By Charlotte Oliver, March 23, 2016

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced last week that all schools must become academies by 2020, or have official plans in place to do so. This, he argued, would "set schools free" from local council bureaucracy.

But what do the changes mean?


'Bulge' year at Yavneh

By Charlotte Oliver, March 17, 2016

Yavneh College has announced it will offer an additional 30 places to prospective students by creating a one-off bulge year this September.

The Borehamwood school revealed that its governors had decided to create the additional spaces following a meeting on Tuesday night.

The decision follows another year of the school being heavily oversubscribed in applications.


Acting for the good

March 17, 2016

Yavneh College deserves the highest praise for acting on the school places shortage while others simply talk. It is all very well holding seminars and meetings to discuss the problem and work out what might happen in two or three years time, but in the here and now someone needed to act.