King Solomon's wisdom pays off in exams

August 23, 2012

Some of the best performers at King Solomon High in Redbridge were Aaron Zack, with two A*s and two As, and Samuel Rabinowitz, with two A*s and an A.


Israeli arrival enjoys the star treatment

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012

Four years after moving from Israel to London with his family, Re’em Moskovitz was the standout A-level student at Bushey’s Immanuel College, receiving A*s in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics.


Five A*s but no university place

By Sandy Rashty, August 23, 2012

Hasmonean student Adrian Bayer has found securing a university place surprisingly difficult, given that he achieved five A*s — maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics.

“Earlier this year I experienced first-hand how tough the competition is after being rejected by all four of the universities I applied to — and being offered an interview from only one to study medicine.


Six Israeli universities in top world list

By Sandy Rashty, August 17, 2012

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has ranked 53 out of the top 500 universities in the world.

The 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities has given the HU its highest rating since rankings were first introduced in 2003.


Students celebrate bumper year for A-Level results

By Barry Toberman, August 16, 2012

The A-level results of Immanuel College pupils have given outgoing head Philip Skelker the perfect send-off.

In a performance digest issued on Wednesday, the Bushey school reported that more than a third of the 66 exam students achieved three A* or A grades, with eight attaining three or more A*s.


Class act at King David Birmingham

By Cathy Forman, August 9, 2012

Ofsted and Pikuach inspectors have described KIng David Primary as a good school.

The Ofsted inspectors found that the school, which serves a culturally diverse community, is under a leadership and management that is “firmly focused on improving teaching to make this an outstanding school”.


Challenges of 'golden age' of education

By Simon Rocker, August 2, 2012

It is no wonder that Jonathan Goldstein, chairman of the community’s new strategic Jewish education body, believes “we are in a golden age”.

Jewish schools were already attracting around two thirds of UK Jewish children before three new Jewish free schools were approved by the Department for Education last month.


JFS furore spurs training against homophobia

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

The education director of an American organisation working for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews held anti-homophobia training courses in the UK last week.


South London primary could regenerate community

By Barry Toberman, July 19, 2012

The potential of the South London Jewish Primary School to regenerate Jewish life in the region is evidenced by the number of inquiries to project leaders since its application was approved.


Leeds delighted as secondary school plan is approved at second attempt

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 19, 2012

A Jewish high school in Leeds could stem the exodus of young families to larger Jewish centres.

It was second time lucky for the proposers of the free school, after an initial application was rejected in 2011. It will open next year, growing to a 175-place school with sixth-form provision in the heart of the local Jewish community in Alwoodley.