Family & Education

New Ofsted verdict for JFS

Two years after a negative report shocked JFS, the school has received far more positive results.


JFS has bounced back from its critical Ofsted report of two years ago and has been ranked as a good school with an outstanding sixthform after a fresh inspection.

Recent changes among the governing body and senior leadership team had “brought about rapid changes”, parents were told today by the school. “The outcome is a reflection of the hard work that has taken place at the school by students, staff and governors over recent months and recognises many outstanding features.”

Europe’s largest Jewish secondary school was stunned in July 2014 when it lost its outstanding status and was told it required improvements.

The new Ofsted report says JFS leaders have “an ambitious vision for their school and have high expectations of pupils”.

Executive headteacher Debby Lipkin and acting head Simon Appleman took the helm in May after the departure of headteacher Jonathan Miller.

Mrs Lipkin and Mr Appleman said they were “delighted with the report and wish to offer our profound thanks to all the staff who are committed to making a real difference to our students.”

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