A strictly Orthodox girls’ school in Hackney has emerged as the top-performing Jewish school at A-level last summer, according to figures recently released by the Department for Education.
The ten students from the Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School who sat the exam achieved an average A grade — with another six Jewish schools recording an average A-.
This is the first time performance data has been published in three years following the suspension of exams in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic.
But the DfE has cautioned against making comparisons with previous years as allowances were made for the impact of Covid last year. Grades overall were higher than in 2019 and are likely to fall this year.
JFS pipped Immanuel College to second place, with strong showings also by Yavneh College, Menorah High School and both Hasmonean Girls and Boys.
Also notable was the achievement of five Jewish schools whose students were awarded an an average distinction + or above in applied vocational subjects which range from business to media.
Provisional results for GCSE were issued in October; changes in the final figures are mostly insignificant.