Education

Oxford gets biggest ever donation

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

A Jewish philanthropist has pledged a landmark £75million for a scholarship programme to help underprivileged students go to Oxford University, in what is being described as the biggest such gift in European history.

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Schools Minister awards Etz Chaim top marks

By Jay Grenby, July 5, 2012

Schools Minister Lord Hill has praised the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill for “providing much-needed primary school places in Barnet”. The minister met staff, governors and pupils as he toured the free school’s temporary premises in Daws Lane and the nearby site for a permanent home.

He sampled ice cream cones and lollies made by the reception class.

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Answering the GCSE question

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 29, 2012

"Explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews."

Some weeks ago, I devoted this column to the above question, which was included in a GCSE paper on religious studies set recently by the Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA).

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Primary pupils get a kick out of Wembley Stadium event

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

London Jewish primary pupils enjoyed a visit to Wembley Stadium to mark the completion of an interfaith project.

Twenty North West London Jewish Day School children took part in activities with pupils from Catholic and Muslim primaries, designing football kits, delivering presentations and having an impromptu kick-about.

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New premises for Notts students

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

Jewish students in Nottingham will hold social and religious events in new premises when they return for the next academic year.

Deals struck with universities in the city have provided the thriving Jewish student population with new and bigger venues.

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Funding to Brighton nursery is withdrawn

By Yael Breuer, June 28, 2012

Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board is to end its financial support for the local Torah Academy Nursery and to reduce its help to the Ralli Hall Lunch and Social Club.

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Naima keeps it in the family with mature students

June 28, 2012

Proud boobas and zaidas from 12 countries were among almost 200 grandparents at an afternoon in their honour at the Naima Jewish Preparatory in Maida Vale.

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Special needs school warned: Raise £3.5m or give up free site

By Jessica Elgot, June 28, 2012

Hackney special-needs school Side by Side faces a race against time to take up a gift of land worth £1.5 million from a strictly Orthodox housing charity.

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Ofsted rates Wimbledon nursery 'outstanding'

June 28, 2012

South London’s only Jewish nursery, the Wimbledon Synagogue-based Apples and Honey, has been rated outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted described the nursery as “outstanding in meeting the needs of children. There are meticulous procedures in place to ensure that all children are treated as individuals [and] whose care and education is of paramount importance.”

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Educator wins major award

June 28, 2012

UJIA research director Dr Helena Miller has received the Max M Fisher Prize for Jewish education in the diaspora at a Jerusalem ceremony.

Dr Miller played a prominent role in the creation of cross-communal Barnet secondary school, JCoSS.

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