Family & Education

Future of Moriah Jewish Day School under review

Parents told decision will be depend on applications next year


The leaders of Moriah Jewish Day School in Pinner have met parents on Wednesday evening to discuss its future amid concern over falling rolls.

Kirsten Jowett, chief executive of the Jewish Community Academy Trust, which runs the primary, said in a statement following the meeting that “no decision” had been taken yet on its future.

“We will know more in mid-January when applications for 2020 school admissions close. At that point we will be able to estimate the school’s pupil numbers for next academic year and we will have a clearer idea on its viability.”

The one-form entry school, which opened 20 years ago, is one of five schools that now form part of JCAT.

Ms Jowett said governors and trustees, would “explore all options which could include merging Moriah with another Jewish school or not accepting a reception class in September 2020, and leaving the remaining classes in place.”

Once they had an idea of applicants for next year, there would be “a full consultation with parents and staff. Securing the best outcome for the education and well-being of Moriah pupils is the most important consideration.

“We recognise the concern our parents rightly have for their children’s education and JCAT is dedicated to ensuring a high quality Jewish education for our pupils.”

One parent suggested that Moriah had been adversely affected by the opening of the two-form entry Yavneh Primary School in Borehamwood three years ago.

The school was rated outstanding for Jewish studies earlier this year.

Share via

Want more from the JC?

To continue reading, we just need a few details...

Want more from
the JC?

To continue reading, we just
need a few details...

Get the best news and views from across the Jewish world Get subscriber-only offers from our partners Subscribe to get access to our e-paper and archive