Mother's relief after school appeal victory

By Simon Rocker, September 17, 2015

A mother has finally won her battle to get her son into a Jewish secondary school in London after convincing an appeal panel of his case.

Colette Assor's 11-year-old son had started a non-Jewish comprehensive last week where he was one of a tiny minority of Jewish pupils.

But now he will join JCoSS in East Barnet after winning an appeal which was unusually held after the start of the new sch


Three more schools rapped

By Charlotte Oliver, September 17, 2015

Another three Jewish schools have been downgraded to "inadequate" in their latest Ofsted inspections.

The strictly Orthodox Menorah Grammar School in Edgware, the Chasidic Talmud Torah Bobov Primary School in Stamford Hill and the Chasidic Beis Rochel D'Satmar Girls' school in Hackney all scored four, the lowest grade, after their summer inspections.


Boost for LGBT Jews as Keshet UK gets charitable status

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015

A UK group that promotes equality for LGBT people in the Jewish community has achieved charitable status.

Keshet UK, a major grassroots LGBT forum in the British Jewish community, said the new status would help its fundraising activities.


Three more people charged in LL Camps case

By Sandy Rashty, September 4, 2015

Three people have been charged by police in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Hertfordshire.

Police have confirmed that two men and one woman had been charged with offences.

LL Camps co-founder Ben Lewis was charged with three offences relating to indecent images of children last month.


Government approves Yavneh College free school plan

By Simon Rocker, September 2, 2015

A Jewish primary school in Hertfordshire is one of 18 new free schools announced by the government today.

Yavneh College, in Borehamwood, has finally succeeded in winning approval to open a primary section.

The Orthodox Yavneh Primary School, which is due to open next September, will come as a relief to parents in the area where there has been a shortage of Jewish primary places.


‘Hard work and determination’ sends GCSE results soaring

By Charlotte Oliver, August 27, 2015

The wait was finally over last Thursday for thousands of Jewish students, who woke up bright and early to receive their GCSE results.

JFS in Kenton celebrated "excellent results", with 50 per cent graded A* or A. A third of all students gained an A* or A in at least seven subjects.


Government pledges commitment to preserve Hebrew GCSE and A Level

By Charlotte Oliver, August 26, 2015

The government has pledged its commitment to preserving Hebrew as a GCSE and A Level subject in a meeting with the Board of Deputies.

Department for Education minister Nick Gibb met the Board’s chief executive Gillian Merron, public affairs director Phil Rosenberg and education policy manage Sara Perlmutter on Monday to discuss how they could protect the subject from being axed.


'Excellent GCSE results' for Jewish pupils

By Charlotte Oliver, August 20, 2015

The wait was finally over this morning for thousands of Jewish students, who woke up bright and early to receive their GCSE results.

And not to be outdone by last week’s A-Levels, Year 11 pupils followed suit by gaining impressive marks across the board.


Jewish students celebrate A-Level exam results success

By Charlotte Oliver, August 13, 2015

It was a morning of tears, hugs and heavy sighs of relief on Thursday, as Jewish students celebrated their stellar A-Level results.

JFS in Kenton, north west London, reported an “outstanding” year, with a record number of A*s and As achieved. Almost 50 per cent of all results were either A* or A, while 70 students out of 258 got at least an A in all three A-Levels.


Summer camp director charged with possession of indecent images of children

By Sandy Rashty, August 12, 2015

Police have charged a man in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Ben Lewis, who is Jewish, was due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court this morning.

The 25-year-old, from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, has been charged with three offences in connection with indecent images of children.