Arabs happier with Israeli education system

September 1, 2016

A much larger proportion of Israeli Arabs are satisfied with the country's school system than Jews, according to a new survey.

The poll, published on Sunday by the Central Bureau of Statistics, revealed that only 41 per cent of Jews have a good opinion of Israeli schools, compared with 74 per cent of Druze and 67 per cent of Muslims.


Triumph over pain​

By John Fisher, August 25, 2016

Oliver Sapier has achieved his dream of a place at university after battling with a lifelong chronic bowel condition.

The teenager from Alwoodley, who studied at the Grammar School at Leeds, spent the first two years of his life in hospital and has been in constant pain ever since.

However, despite taking 60 medications a day, and being fed intravenously until recently, he is celebrating gai


UJIA launches new sixth form scheme

By Simon Rocker, August 18, 2016

UJIA has launched a new programme for sixth formers to gain a more in-depth knowledge of Israel.

A select group of 15 to 20 school students will be chosen to take part on the year-long Israel Fast Track course which begins next month.

It will feature a series of Sunday afternoon sessions, two residential weekends in the UK and an intensive seminar in Israel over half-term in 2017.

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Jewish students celebrate 'excellent' A Level results

By JC Reporter, August 18, 2016

Jewish schools have kept up their high standards with students returning an impressive set of A-level results.

Yavneh College, Hertfordshire said that it was "proud" students had performed "fantastically well across all subjects", with a record eight succeeding in winning places at Oxford and Cambridge.


Flood delays term start

August 12, 2016

Hertsmere Jewish Primary pupils will enjoy an extra week's holiday after the start of the new academic year was postponed because of flood damage repairs.

Parents were informed by headteacher Steven Isaacs this week that the extent of the damage caused by flash floods in Hertfordshire in June had only recently become clear.

Restoration consultants had advised earlier this month that Septembe


New initiative considered to help children with no Jewish secondary school place

By Simon Rocker, August 10, 2016

Partnerships for Jewish Schools is considering a new idea to help children who have no Jewish secondary school to go to in north-west London next month.

The educational agency is exploring the possibility of offering a Jewish programme at a non-Jewish school, believed to be in Barnet, which is willing to take the children.


A not-so-quiet August for education

By The JC Blog, August 5, 2016

Simon Rocker writes:

It may be the school holidays but this remains a busy month for some people in the Jewish educational world.


JFS needs ‘rapid and robust’ improvement says new head

By Simon Rocker, August 4, 2016

A few days after Debby Lipkin took charge of JFS, she told an assembly of year-11s, "I feel I have come home". It was an "unusual" but "lovely feeling", the turnaround specialist tells me.


Charity Commission launches inquiry into Orthodox girls’ school in Manchester

By Simon Rocker, August 3, 2016

The Charity Commission has launched a fresh inquiry into an Orthodox girls’ seminary in Manchester over concerns about its administration.

The Jewish Seminary for Girls had previously been one of a large number of charities investigated by the charity watchdog for delays in filing annual accounts.


School gives hope to the disadvantaged

By Rosa Doherty, July 28, 2016

It is 9.30am and a constant flow of pupils have already been through the door of the glass office of Rachel Cohen on the sprawling Boys Town Jerusalem campus. And many of the requests she deals with are not standard school secretary fare.