JFS is planning to change its admissions rules for 2021 to give priority to children from Sinai and North-West London Jewish Day School.
The two primaries are based in the same borough, Brent, as JFS, with Sinai next door to the site of the secondary school. JFS is also proposing to scrap the reservation of 10 places for those living closest to the school.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Rachel Fink wrote that “due to demographic changes, the demand for distance places from those who live in close proximity to the school and meet the religious practice test has significantly decreased over the last decade”.
Explaining the proposed priority for the two primary schools, she added: “Whilst a very low percentage of students on roll at JFS live in the London borough of Brent, the inclusion of these schools in the JFS admissions over subscription criteria would offer all-through state education to children educated in Jewish schools that are under the authority of the Office of the Chief Rabbi in Brent.”
The school, which is heavily oversubscribed, offers 300 places for year seven entrants. Consultation over the changes closes on January 29.