King Solomon satisfied with its Ofsted ruling

January 21, 2010

The King Solomon High School in Redbridge has received a positive report from Ofsted inspectors, whose main concern was that more able pupils were not making the progress they were capable of.

Ofsted rated the school as good in most categories and outstanding in a few. It noted that headteacher Spencer Lewis had “worked tirelessly since his appointment two years ago to improve the standard of education students receive and his work has been successful.


Ilford Mikvah

Category: Mikvahs
463 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Redbridge, IG2 6EW, 020 8554 8532

Ackerman Resource Centre

Category: Educational organisations
Redbridge JCC, Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, Redbridge, IG5 4LN, 020 8551 0017

Woodside Park Synagogue double joy

December 17, 2009

Woodside Park Synagogue has welcomed home emeritus chazan, Rev Michael Plaskow and his wife Phyllis, for the rededication of the refurbished Wiseman Linden hall.


Sinclair House

Category: Jewish organisations
Redbridge Jewish Youth & Community Centre, Sinclair House, Woodford Bridge Road, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG4 5LN, 020 8551 0017

Drugsline Chabad

Category: Charities
395 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG2 6LR, 0808 1 606 606

Chabad Lubavitch Centre

Category: Jewish organisations
395 Eastern Ave, Gants Hill, Ilford, Essex, Redbridge, IG2 6LR, 020 8554 1624

John Hyman House

Category: Independent Care facilities
36 Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, Redbridge, IG3 9NZ, 020 8597 8912

Stacey Solomon at King Solomon High School

By Jessica Elgot, December 8, 2009

It was mayhem in Barkingside as Stacey Solomon and Dannii Minogue descended upon King Solomon High School with their X Factor entourage.

Pupils at the Jewish school waited outside for an hour for the X Factor finalist, who left the school three years ago.

Clutching homemade banners, the students screamed and shouted: “We love you Stacey” as the Dagenham diva made her way up the steps of the school, to be greeted by head teacher Spencer Lewis.

Inside, posters adorned the walls saying ‘Vote Stacey’.


Chief Rabbi talks about Chanucah in 21st Century

December 3, 2009

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks discussed the message of Chanucah in the 21st century when he delivered the annunal Harold Weinberg memorial lecture at Wanstead and Woodford Synagogue.

Lord Sacks also praised the shul’s minister, Rabbi Rabbi Beni Fleischer, and took questions from the 200-strong audience, including how best to encourage more people to come to synagogue. Tribute was paid to Mr Weinberg’s work for the community and his widow Ruth was among those present.