JFS

He is 16, still at school but he is a radio star

By Daniel Easterman, February 13, 2014

For most, the path to success means university, a first job and steadily climbing the career ladder.

But GCSE student James Gilmore, 16, has already taken a very different approach.

Four years ago, he launched his own Internet Radio station — and now has 50 volunteers, including 20-odd presenters, covering everything from pop music to politics and advice on bullying and obesity.

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The ex-JFS pupil shooting the Israeli army

By Sandy Rashty, November 7, 2013

Standing on the Gaza border in his khaki uniform, Morris Wald had finally fulfilled his dream of joining the Israel Defence Forces.

But it was not a rifle the 19-year-old north-west Londoner was holding as he gazed out over the troops and tanks crossing the landscape, but a camera.

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JFS A stars achieve record results

By Zoe Winograd, August 16, 2013

JFS A-level students achieved record results with 83 per cent of exams passed with grades between A*-B. Almost 15 per cent of pupils received at least one A*.

Gil Reich was one of the top achievers with A*s in biology, chemistry and physics. “I’m elated, it’s difficult to believe,” said Gil, who hopes to study biology at Oxford.

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JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.

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Crisis ‘worse than JFS’ looms

By Miriam Shaviv, February 7, 2013

How fair are entrance criteria to Jewish schools? It's a question that has continually challenged Anglo-Jewry, culminating in the traumatic JFS case.

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Bercow is the JFS speaker

January 10, 2013

Commons Speaker John Bercow has told a JFS audience that “there cannot be a better fully non-selective state comprehensive school anywhere in the United Kingdom”.

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JFS pupil publishes first novel

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

A JFS pupil with a passion for fantasy fiction is hoping that his first novel will be a charitable best-seller.
Daniel Marchant, 14, is the proud author of The Legend of Arthilian, whichhas just been published.

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Friends are reunited as JFS celebrates double anniversary

By Jennifer Lipman, July 9, 2012

Jack Mindel thought he would never set foot in JFS again. But on Sunday the 95-year-old joined up to 2,000 former staff and pupils at a reunion at the school’s current Kenton campus.

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Bloody start to dialogue with bereaved mothers

By Jessica Elgot, March 29, 2012

Working with bereaved Palestinian and Israeli mothers was always going to be challenging for New Israel Fund fellow Elinor Tamir.

But the 25-year-old ex-JFS pupil, who was previously with the Three Faiths Forum, did not realise her first task at the Parents Circle Family Forum would be to give blood.

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Pupils hack a day off school

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

Most pupils watching the first flakes of snow cross their fingers, hoping that their school will close the next day.

But as the snow fell earlier this month, some JFS pupils went to extraordinary lengths to make sure they got a "snow day".

As snow fell on February 4, parents who looked at the school website were informed that "school will remain open as normal".

But within hours a hack, k

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