Family & Education

New wing for Broughton Jewish

Extra classrooms will help popular school to take more pupils


 A new wing completed by the Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary will help the state-aided Orthodox Jewish school in Salford to further expand.

The facility, containing eight new classrooms and a special needs unit, will open in September.

“It’s exciting,” said chairman of governors Dov Black. “It will enable us to have more library space and space to work with children on a one-to-one basis.”

Over the past three years, Broughton Jewish has been gradually moving from two-form to  three-form entry; its expected roll of 518 in September will be more than 20 higher than this year.

But it plans to keep classroom sizes small at to 20 to 25 children rather than 30.

While the Manchester community has generally been growing, Mr Black said, Broughton Jewish has also benefited from children switching from other schools. “The school has a strong reputation in developing and nurturing children. The care, the love and the warmth is something which attracts them from other institutions.”

Costing around £1.3 million, the new facility was funded by the local authority and private donations raised for the school’s 70th anniversary last year.

But he is still looking to find more to equip the special needs unit.

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