JFS has been named as the top comprehensive school in England and Wales, according to a Times survey.
According to the newspaper’s annual Parent Power guide based on exams results, two other Jewish schools were among the top 10 comprehensives: Menorah High School for Girls at six and Hasmonean High School for Girls at seven.
A fourth school, JCoSS, made the top 10 comprehensive schools in London at seven.
David Moody, headteacher of JFS, said on Friday, “To be the top comprehensive school in the country is an incredible achievement and I could not be more proud of everyone involved. I just want to congratulate all of the students, teachers, support staff and families on what is a truly amazing effort.
“It is exactly two years ago today that I started at JFS and, in that time, I have been blown away by the determination and dedication of our pupils and staff. There is no doubt that this school and its community are a privilege to be a part of.”
Dr Moody arrived when the school was still in special measures after a disastrous inspection report. In less than a year later, he had reclaimed its Ofsted status as a good school and it was ranked the fourth top non-selective school in the Times survey last year.