Family & Education

Yavneh College plans change to entry rules

Proposal to make Yavneh Primary feeder school in 2022


Yavneh College in Borehamwood is proposing to change its entry rules in two years to give priority to children to its associated primary school.

Sue Nyman, chairman of the academy trust which runs both schools, said the move was “an obvious thing. If things had been different, we would have run an all-through school”.

The oversubscribed college usually offers 150 year-7 places each year, although it has added an extra 30 for this coming September.

The primary, which opened on the site of the college in September 2016, has 60 children a year.

Five years ago, controversy erupted over the college’s change in entry rules, when it removed feeder status for two Hertfordshire schools further north, Hertsmere Jewish Primary in Radlett and Clore Shalom in Shenley, and instead gave priority to applicants living closest to Yavneh.

Mrs Nyman commented, “I haven’t seen anything that would suggest we had the issues we had five years ago. If there were going to be a lot of people against it, we’d have heard by now.”

The consultation on the changes, due to come into effect in September 2022, closes next Monday.


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