Mill Hill

Top marks for Mathilda

October 28, 2013

Mathilda Marks Kennedy primary’s Jewish studies teaching has been judged as “outstanding” by Pikuach inspectors.

The inspection team looked at pupils’ progress and achievement, the quality of teaching, leadership and management and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in the Mill Hill school.

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Gove observes a flying start to Etz Chaim site

By Sandy Rashty, October 21, 2013

Education Secretary Michael Gove joined communal leaders at the official opening of the permanent Etz Chaim Jewish Primary premises in Mill Hill last Friday.

Etz Chaim, one of the government’s free school projects, has been operating from nearby temporary accommodation since 2011.

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Visiting festival chazan enjoys his album entry

By Simon Rocker, September 16, 2013

The visiting High Holy Day chazan for Mill Hill Synagogue has released an album of Jewish music, including a modern version of one of the central Rosh Hashanah prayers.

Simon Cohen, who grew up in Hampstead Garden Suburb and made aliyah 18 years ago, will be returning to sing in London after officiating at Mill Hill for the past four years.

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Innovative Hasmonean girls win a trip to India from charity

By Sandy Rashty, May 20, 2013

Five teenage Hasmonean girls have won a trip to India this summer in recognition of their charitable endeavours.

Three-hundred teams of five 13-18-year-olds entered the Wings of Hope Achievement Awards, recognising innovative methods of fundraising towards free education in schools in India and Malawi.

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Bug hits Mathilda Marks Kennedy School

By Zoe Winograd, March 25, 2013

Mathilda Marks Kennedy School in Mill Hill closed last Friday (March 15) due to an outbreak of norovirus. Head teacher Jillian Dunstan said: “We were advised by the Health Inspection Agency to close the school to prevent further spread of the virus.” The school, which has 220 pupils from nursery to year six, was reopened on Monday.

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Admiring words from Blair at Mill Hill opening

By Zoe Winograd, March 18, 2013

Tony Blair praised “what the Jewish community and faith represents in the world today” when addressing the 640 guests at Sunday’s opening of Mill Hill Synagogue’s £3.2 million community centre.

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Mill Hill eruv gets go ahead from Barnet

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

Supporters of the Mill Hill eruv are celebrating the clearing of the final planning hurdle after a four-year campaign.

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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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