Mill Hill

Etz Chaim gets good grades

By Jay Grenby, March 4, 2013

Ofsted’s first report on the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill rates it a good school where pupils make good progress in reading and writing.

Standards were “above those achieved by other children of their age” with “outstanding progress” in supporting pupils with special educational needs.

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Talking diabetes with duchess

February 7, 2013

A Yavneh College pupil has told the Duchess of Cornwall how she copes with type 1 diabetes.

Sophie Abergil, 16, from Mill Hill, supports diabetes charity JDRF, of which the duchess is president. They met at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last Thursday.

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High Court rules in favour of free school in Mill Hill

By Sandy Rashty, December 27, 2012

A legal appeal against Barnet Council’s decision to approve plans for a new Jewish free school in Mill Hill was dismissed last Friday.

The High Court application for judicial review into the planning authority’s approval of Etz Chaim Primary School in March 2012 was made by Daniel Coleman on behalf of 1,000 disabled and elderly local residents.

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Court rejects attempt to halt school building

By Marcus Dysch, October 18, 2012

Campaigners opposed to a Jewish free school opening on the site of a former Mill Hill garden centre have lost a High Court application for an injunction to halt building work.

Construction of the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary is under way, with the centre’s glass roofs due to be removed before the end of the month.

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Schools Minister awards Etz Chaim top marks

By Jay Grenby, July 5, 2012

Schools Minister Lord Hill has praised the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill for “providing much-needed primary school places in Barnet”. The minister met staff, governors and pupils as he toured the free school’s temporary premises in Daws Lane and the nearby site for a permanent home.

He sampled ice cream cones and lollies made by the reception class.

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Opponents of Etz Chaim school site launch new legal fight

By Jay Grenby, June 15, 2012

Campaigners opposing the location of the permanent Mill Hill premises for the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary have applied once again for a judicial review of Barnet Council’s planning consent.

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Jewish Speed Dating ages 40-55 The 3 Hammers

By The Speed Dating, June 7, 2012
Time:
Sunday 19 August
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Jewish Speed dating ages 40-55 The 3 Hammers

By The Speed Dating, June 7, 2012
Time:
Sunday 29 July
8:00pm - 10:00pm

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Etz Chaim saves sea cadets from sinking

By Jay Grenby, May 10, 2012

Governors of the Etz Chaim Primary in Mill Hill have come to the rescue of the local Sea Cadets.

The cadets have been based for more than half-a-century at the school's temporary premises in Daws Lane.

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School objectors 'mislead' locals

By Jay Grenby, April 27, 2012

Etz Chaim Jewish Primary governors' chair, Adam Dawson, has voiced concern that "local residents are being misled about the school project" by opponents of the scheme.

With building work about to start on the conversion of a former garden centre in Mill Hill into permanent premises for the free school, a privately funded leaflet has been produced to counter what the governors claim are "myths a

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