JFS

Ofsted inspectors drop in on JFS campus without warning

By Simon Rocker, July 25, 2014

The country's largest Jewish school was the subject of an unannounced inspection from Ofsted earlier this month, the JC has learned.

But neither JFS nor the inspection service would divulge the reason for the two-day visit.

Ofsted would say only that the inspection had been prompted by "concerns" it had received.

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Big Brother watch: Will Davies now learn?

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2014

Sigh. Big Brother is back and it is more mind-numbing than ever.

Sixteen fame-hungry contestants are vying for the show's prize money and the possibility of a subsequent media career.

But no housemate's entrance has been more embarrassing than that of former JFS student Matthew Davies.

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Ex-JFS boy shaken by jeers as he enters Big Brother house

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Former JFS student Matthew Davies said he was “not the typical 23-year-old Jewish boy” ahead of entering the Big Brother house on Thursday night.

In a video clip, aired ahead of him taking part in the Channel 5 reality show, Mr Davies said: “I went to the largest Jewish school in Europe.

“Everyone was quite spoilt, money comes naturally really.

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Aliyah helped me to new career heights

By Charlotte Oliver, May 23, 2014

Young people in the UK are not given the same opportunities in science and entrepreneurship as Israelis, according to Martine Bernstein, a scientist in Tel Aviv.

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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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