School for south London?

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2011

Promoters of a plan to set up a Jewish primary in south London have been encouraged by the initial response to a survey to gauge demand.

Kingston Liberal Synagogue's Ben Baginsky, who is co-chairman of the school group, said that most of the 100 responses received to date were positive. But a bigger sample was needed to assess the viability of the idea.


More places offered at London schools

By Simon Rocker, March 24, 2011

JFS and JCoSS have made fresh offers of places this week, bringing relief to at least 50 families waiting to get their children into a London Jewish secondary school.

Both schools were heavily oversubscribed when the initial offers were made earlier this month.


'Another Jewish school would help our daughter'

March 17, 2011

Michael and Sharon Ross live in Borehamwood, five minutes' walk from the Yavneh College campus. An observant couple belonging to Elstree's Ohr Yisrael (Federation) Synagogue, they are desperate for their three-year-old daughter Gabriella to get a place at a Jewish primary school, ideally one close to their home.


Yavneh checks Jewish primary school demand

By Jay Grenby, March 17, 2011

Parents contemplating Jewish primary school education for their children in Hertfordshire are being urged to complete an online survey assessing the demand for further Jewish school places.

The survey has been commissioned by Yavneh College in Borehamwood, which last year announced plans for a two-form entry primary section on the site of the existing secondary school.


Finchley school's £6m plan

By Jessica Elgot, March 10, 2011

Morasha Jewish Primary School has won planning permission for a £6 million new home in Finchley.

The independent school hopes the project will be a springboard towards voluntary-aided status, enabling its expansion from 56 pupils to 210 from reception to year six.


Don't give up hope on school places

By Simon Rocker, March 10, 2011

Anxious parents whose children have failed to gain a place at Jewish secondary school have been advised not to give up hope as more places will become free in coming weeks.

Despite the rapid increase in Jewish secondary school places in London, a number of children were left without one after last week's first round of offers.


Israel lets Strangers No More pupils stay for now

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

The pupils featured in an Oscar-winning film about a Tel Aviv school for the children of migrants can remain in Israel for the time being.


Ross will be the boss at Simon Marks Primary

March 3, 2011

The governors' chair of Hackney's Simon Marks Jewish Primary believes new head Gill Ross "can take it to the next level of achievement".

Howard Pallis was delighted by the appointment of Ms Ross, 55, who will take charge in September following the retirement of Norma Blair.


Nursery parents face extra charges in Herts

By Jay Grenby, March 3, 2011

Parents of children at Hertfordshire Jewish nurseries may be asked for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of services such as kosher meals and security.


Scots extend aid for Auschwitz project

February 25, 2011

The Scottish government is continuing its support of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz programme for schools with a £214,000 grant.