Praise from Ofsted

December 1, 2016

A state-aided Orthodox primary school which devotes half its week to Jewish studies has been commended by Ofsted for the quality of its secular education.

The Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah School in Dollis Hill, north-west London was "alert to the importance" of a broad and balanced curriculum.


Chasidic school criticised

November 10, 2016

Chasidic boys' primary school in Stamford Hill is still to satisfy inspectors despite a fifth visit in two years.

Ofsted said Beis Aharon had to do more to meet the standards expected of independent schools.

Earlier this year the school lost an appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal against an order from the Department for Education not to admit new pupils until improvements were made.


Inspectors return to JFS

By Simon Rocker, November 10, 2016

Inspectors returned to JFS this week nearly two and a half years after they downgraded it from an outstanding school to one requiring improvement.

The school has been braced for a follow-up visit from Ofsted this term.

Although inspectors in 2014 found the teaching was good and sometimes outstanding, they were concerned about aspects of the school's disciplinary policy, its monitoring of att


Salford head wins Ofsted praise

November 3, 2016

The headteacher of Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary School in Salford has been praised by inspectors for transforming it over the last two years.
Mel Eastwood had played "a pivotal role in turning around the school's fortunes" since it was classified by Ofsted as a school requiring improvement two years ago.


Praise for Pardes in latest Ofsted report

By Daniel Sugarman, September 15, 2016

Pardes House primary school has received a grading of "good" from Ofsted in its latest inspection.

The strictly Orthodox boys' school was subject to a short inspection during its summer term, and given its grading at the beginning of the new school year.


At last - Ofsted praise for a Charedi school

By Simon Rocker, July 21, 2016

A girls' primary school run by one of the most conservative Chasidic groups has been praised by inspectors for teaching about tolerance and respect for others.

Beis Ruchel in Manchester, an independent school for 264 girls aged from three to 11 who are mostly from the Satmar community, has been ranked as good by Ofsted.


School's delight as Ofsted praises improvement

June 9, 2016

Kantor King Solomon High School in Essex has received a significant boost to morale this week after inspectors restored its rank as a good school.

Matthew Slater, who joined as head teacher just over a year ago after a period of uncertainty at the school, said: "We're delighted at the outcome. It shows that the hard work, dedication and commitment of the teaching staff has paid off."


Pressure was on after critical Ofsted report

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2016

The Ofsted squad which turned up at the JFS campus in Kenton, north-west London one morning in July 2014 took the school by surprise. Ranked as an outstanding school and enjoying an excellent academic reputation, JFS had not expected to be the subject of an unannounced inspection.


Tuffkid is rated outstanding

May 9, 2016

Kisharon's Tuffkid nursery in Golders Green - where mainstream children learn and play alongside those with special needs - has been rated outstanding in every category by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted's report praised Tuffkid's "inspirational" leadership and the quality of teaching.


Ofsted praises primary schools and nurseries

April 14, 2016

King David Primary School has been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted.

The school, which was upgraded from "good", was praised by Ofsted inspectors for its "strong leadership and exemplary teaching".