New report blasts faith schools

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

A report released this week by the British Humanist Association (BHA) accuses faith schools of failing to comply with admissions regulations.


DfE ponders future of Belz Hackney schools

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

The Department for Education is considering the future of two Chasidic schools in Hackney following emergency Ofsted inspections it requested.

Beis Malka and Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass were at the centre of controversy in the spring after leaders of the Belz sect threatened to ban pupils whose mothers drove them to school as it breached traditions of modesty.

The DfE said this week: "We a


Hasmonean admissions complaint is upheld

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has upheld a complaint against the admissions policy of Hasmonean High in Barnet.


'Outstanding' result for Liberal Jewish Synagogue Nursery

By JC Reporter, October 1, 2015

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue Nursery School has been upgraded from "good" to "outstanding" in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors, who dropped in unannounced on the nursery - which is situated inside the liberal synagogue in St John's Wood - in July, marked it as "outstanding" in all areas.


Mind the gap - Israelis to fill educational need

By John Fisher, October 1, 2015

It is a gap year with a difference for the two new Jewish Agency emissaries in Leeds, Mia Winroab and Shiri Livnym.

Ms Livnym said that in Israel, "it is common to take a gap year prior to doing army service and to engage in volunteering work in the community. We chose to come to Leeds because the connection between Jews in Israel and the diaspora is very important to us.


Strictly Orthodox inspectors off Ofsted list

By Simon Rocker, September 24, 2015

An education inspector who criticised Ofsted's approach to Jewish schools no longer appears on its approved list.

Rabbi Nesanel Lieberman, head of the Bnos Beis Yaakov School in Kingsbury, north-west London, accused the government's inspection service of "having an agenda to knock down our schools" earlier this year.


Schools at fault on admissions policy

By Charlotte Oliver, September 24, 2015

The Office of Schools Adjudicator has partially upheld complaints about the admissions policies of two Jewish schools.

Both Rimon Jewish Primary School in Golders Green and Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School in Mill Hill failed to comply with some of the requirements of the schools' Admissions Code.


Cancer researcher thanks Brampton for support

By Charlotte Oliver, September 24, 2015

Brampton College has welcomed the return of former pupil Benji Rosen, who spoke to students about his pioneering cancer research work.

The Jewish medic, who studied biology, chemistry, maths and German at the sixth-form college in Hendon, before leaving in 2012 to study Medicine at University College London, spent his third year at university analysing the effect of viruses on cancer cells.


Naima JPS rated 'outstanding'

September 24, 2015

Naima Jewish Preparatory School has been rated "outstanding" by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after an inspection in June.

ISI, which regulates independent schools in the UK, found that the west-London school's setting "makes outstanding provision in meeting the needs of the range of children who attend".


Nicky Morgan praises ‘outstanding’ faith schools on visit to Yavneh College

By Charlotte Oliver, September 17, 2015

“Faith schools are outstanding, provided that they teach their pupils fundamental British values,” according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Ms Morgan praised Jewish schools in general, and Yavneh College in particular, as she arrived at the Borehamwood school today, in a visit that followed the government’s recent approval to build a primary section on its site.