An unregistered strictly Orthodox primary school has been ordered to close by the Department for Education in a further sign of a crackdown by the authorities on religious institutions operating outside the law.
Talmud Torah Tashbar in Stamford Hill, Hackney, has been told to shut down in a month.
Lord Winston is to be the keynote speaker at the first ever conference for teachers of GCSE religious studies Judaism.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will also address the one-day conference in central London next month. Workshops and presentations by chief examiners from the main exam boards will address areas of the new syllabus which will first be examined in 2018.
Menorah High School for Girls, an independent strictly Orthodox secondary school in Dollis Hill, north-west London, has been granted voluntary aided status by Barnet Council – despite it being located in Brent.