Manchester Mesivta has been recognised by the government as a specialist college in mathematics and computing.
Delighted headmaster Phaivish Pink said its elevated status reflected “the outstanding teaching and results of the mathematics and computer departments”.
It obligated the voluntary-aided school — established in 2004 as a successor to Manchester Jewish Grammar — to share its good practice with other schools and to assist community groups.
To meet these requirements, Mr Pink said Manchester Mesivta would link up with the Aguda Community Group to provide numeracy and IT courses for the unemployed.
In support of its specialist status, the government is giving the school £115,000 to upgrade its wireless network and to equip a new computer suite.