King David Primary School

King David Primary is a voluntary-aided co-educational school in Liverpool. It has a pupil roll of 420 children with 60 places for reception. As a United Synagogue day school it has a commitment to the practice of modern Orthodox Judaism and a regard for Israel in Jewish Life.

 

The history of the school reflects the history of the Jewish Community in Liverpool and some children have family links which stretch back for over one hundred years. The original school was founded in 1841, and the Hebrew School in Hope Place opened in 1854. The school moved to Beauclair Drive in the academic year 1964-5.

 

Within its Jewish ethos King David aims to provide a stimulating and enriching education, both secular and religious, for all children. It provides Jewish children with an enhanced knowledge and appreciation of their heritage, faith and doctrine and will provide children of other faiths with a knowledge of world religions and cultures.

 

The school offers a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils including: chess; football; athletics;  choir; orchestra; and tag rugby. These take place either during the lunch break or after school.

 

In its last Ofsted inspection in 2007, inspectors said pupils’ “personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are good. They feel very safe in school and know that there are adults to turn to should they be hurt or unhappy.”

 

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King David Primary School

King David Primary School is a voluntary-aided co-educational school based in Birmingham. The Orthodox Jewish school has approximately 250 pupils on roll and admits 30 pupils into its Reception class each year. There is also a Nursery which admits 39 pupils each year.

 

The school was founded by Birmingham Hebrew Congregation and started life in 1843 as the Hebrew National School. It later became Birmingham Hebrew School and ultimately, as it is now known, King David School, when it moved to its present site in 1965.

 

King David’s primary aim is to provide a sound secular and religious education, enabling the children to become integrated into society. The school strives to provide an environment in which all children are enabled to reach their full potential within the framework of the National Curriculum, developing emotionally in a happy and caring Jewish atmosphere. The close association with the local Jewish community provides the characteristics of a village school.

 

The school has its own kosher meat kitchen where school meals are prepared. A variety of clubs meet regularly at lunchtime or after school. These vary from term to term and may include sports, crafts and music. Regular visits are made to places of educational interest. The outings cover a variety of activities including farms, museums and theatres.

 

In King David’s last Ofsted report in 2017, inspectors said: “Pupils are happy to come to school. They approach all learning with enthusiasm and are keen to make good progress.”

 

The Pikuach (Jewish Studies) inspection, also in 2017, found: “Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding, because staff and pupils show great respect for each other and for the ethos of the school.”

 

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Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

Simon Marks Jewish Primary School is a voluntary-aided school based in Hackney, London. The school is a one form entry school with a capacity for 30 pupils in each year group . Simon Marks has a recently furnished and upgraded Early Years unit.

 

The school offers an integrated curriculum, where Jewish studies not only happens during Jewish studies times but throughout the school day. Every opportunity is taken to enrich pupils knowledge and understanding about every aspect of Jewish life and faith. Religious education is provided in accordance with orthodox Jewish teachings from a modern orthodox perspective. It aims to instil in its pupils an understanding, love and respect for the Jewish religion, a knowledge of Jewish history, a love of their heritage and respect for Jewish traditional Torah values.

 

The schools last OFSTED (July 2017) result graded the school as ‘Good’ and the school is now on its journey to outstanding.

 

Sinai Jewish Primary School

Sinai Jewish Primary School is three-form entry, co-educational voluntary-aided school, admitting 90 children into Reception and up to 60 children into Nursery. It is the largest Jewish primary school in Europe – a big school, with a big heart, offering big opportunities.

 

The school follows the National Curriculum and strives to embed a lifelong love of learning and boasts a team of dedicated and driven staff who all believe that every child has the right to the best education. We have extensive sports facilities, including a purpose built gym and specialist French, Music, Art and PE teaching. We also have a SEN department and sensory room as well as an on-site school counsellor available to all our children.

 

Our size means we offer amazing opportunities both inside and outside the classroom whilst we nurture and care for the well-being of every child.

Sinai offers a wealth of extra-curricular activities including dance, drama, karate, Krav Maga, art, chess, choir and computer classes. We also support the working parent and offer daily breakfast and afterschool clubs as well as school coaches from Radlett, Elstree, Borehamwood, Stanmore, Mill Hill and Edgware.

 

 

Themed days, workshops, school trips, visits from speakers and theatre groups, and cross curricular activities enhance the varied and exciting learning environment for all the children.

 

The school also embodies a love of and commitment to Orthodox Judaism and Israel. Hebrew and Jewish studies underpin the whole educational character of the school. Jewish Studies is taught both as an independent subject and integrated into day-to-day lessons.

 

The Jewish Studies curriculum aims to make children proud of their Judaism, with the necessary skills and knowledge to continue with their Jewish studies throughout their secondary education and on into adulthood. Celebrating the festivals is a big part of Sinai life and we welcome parents and grandparents in on a regular basis to share this joy.

 

Happy children learn well.

 

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Tashbar Primary School

Tashbar Primary is a strictly orthodox independent Jewish day school with over 200 boys from Nursery to Year 6. The school was established in 2005 and is located in the heart of the burgeoning Edgware Jewish community.

 

The school offers a very comprehensive Limmudei Kodesh curriculum taught in the morning and a Limmudei Chol curriculum taught in the afternoons.  The school aims to provide ‘an education that will aid the boys to develop their knowledge and allegiance to Yiddishkeit (Judaism)… and equip them with the vital skills for life’.

 

Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School

Ilford Jewish Primary School is a voluntary-aided co-educational school in Ilford, Essex. It was established in 1970 and currently has 288 pupils on the school roll with a pupil intake of 45 children for reception.

 

During WIJPS’ last Ofsted in November 2016, inspectors reported:  The school has “clear vision and high expectations… with aspirations for raising pupil achievement. Leaders and governors have a good understanding of school performance… support for vulnerable pupils is good due to the early identification of needs and effective use of teaching assistants. Pupils of a variety of cultures work well together within the Jewish character of the school. Pupils have a strong understanding of British values.” Similarly, inspectors from the June 2016 Pikuach, inspectors said:  “The school sets itself high aims in transmitting to pupils a love and appreciation of Torah (Bible) and mitzvoth (commandments) and is effective in meeting these aims through the formal and informal curriculum, as well as many special activities and events.”

 

The school implements the full National Curriculum plus one hour of Jewish Studies daily and provides opportunities for pupils to widen their horizons through a diverse programme of study mapped for progression across the school, to ensure pupils increase their self-confidence (including Enabling Enterprise initiatives for their future careers), and have an interesting cultural diversity programme with links to other schools.

 

WIJPS promote a positive commitment to modern Orthodox Judaism and a sense of identity with Israel. Pupils develop an in-depth knowledge of their traditions, heritage and culture together with a strong sense of identification with the state of Israel.

 

Children in our nursery (currently 42 attendees daily), participate in a wide variety of activities including painting, dressing up, sand and water play, book corner and regular story time. There is daily tefilla and Kaballat Shabbat each Friday and parents are often invited to participate in nursery activities such as Chanukah and Purim mornings. They also join in with whole school activities including culture weeks and celebrations such as Yom Ha’atzmaut.

 

WIJPS also provide the opportunity for parents to receive wrap around care through partnership with Excel (independent pre-nursery from 0-3 years), with an average of 18 children attending each day.

 

Both nurseries follow the guidelines for the Early Years curriculum for the relevant phase of a child’s development.

 

A kosher meaty or vegetarian hot lunch is cooked on the adjoining premises of Kantor King Solomon with whom we share our site and provides a family meal service for children throughout the school and for those children from nursery that wish to stay for afternoon sessions and an additional breakfast service is offered to parents wishing to make an early start, providing a sociable environment with a wide range of snacks offered.

 

There are also a number of lunchtime and after-school clubs on offer, including football, choir, karate, Israeli dance and basketball.

 

Trips include an outdoor pursuit residential visit to Kingswood and weekends away to Stubbers and Skeet, as well as The Kenneth More Theatre, Docklands Museum, Bethnal Green Toy Museum and Ragged School, Verulamium – St Alban’s and British Museum, West Stowe Anglo-Saxon Village and various art, sports and computing visits.

Wolfson Hillel Primary School

Wolfson Hillel Primary School is a co-educational voluntary-aided school based in Southgate, London. Established in 1992 the school draws pupils from many surrounding areas including Barnet, Woodside Park, Muswell Hill, Finchley and Borehamwood. The school caters for a total of 472 pupils, with 60 children in reception.

 

There are 50 places available in the Nursery with one teacher for every eight children. Each day the nursery children learn about Jewish Studies, and those who take advantage of the private afternoon provision, available four days a week, can enjoy a hot meaty meal.

 

The school follows the National Curriculum. Children learn to become confident and independent with the skills and knowledge they will need to take their place in the ever-changing modern world.  Coupled with this is the Jewish Studies curriculum underpinned by a deep love of Judaism, community and Israel.

 

Wolfson Hillel is committed to the practice of Orthodox Judaism. Rigorous Torah study and values are central to teaching and the school is committed to instilling in children a love for, and commitment towards Israel.

 

Wolfson Hillel offers an extensive physical education programme featuring tournaments, coaching and competitions across the borough and the Jewish community. Music supports learning in all areas of the curriculum – both secular and Jewish studies.

 

Children are also encouraged to attend a range of stimulating school clubs which include karate, table tennis, football, information technology, ballet, arts and crafts, and drama. Each year group enjoys a variety of school visits and workshops, and from Year 5 (age 8) residential trips are arranged.

 

A healthy, nutritious meaty lunch (with a vegetarian option) is served daily, and these have earned Wolfson Hillel ‘Healthy School’ status. The school’s newly refurbished kosher kitchens are the largest in the borough and come under the auspices of the London Beth Din. Parents, staff and governors make up a ‘Food Forum’ and review the menu and suggest improvements.

 

In its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2008 inspectors said: “Wolfson Hillel provides a good education and an outstanding curriculum for its pupils. The school provides an exciting range of activities, clubs and visits so that pupils really enjoy learning.”

 

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Yavneh Primary School

Yavneh Primary School is a modern orthodox Jewish, two form entry Free school in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.  The school is part of the Yavneh Academy Trust and is on the Yavneh College campus.  Yavneh Primary opened its Reception classes in September 2016.

 

The school is committed to the practice of Orthodox Judaism.  Pupils are proud of their Judaism, its traditions and religious practices and are involved in charity along with the wider school community.  Our school motto is ‘Olam Chesed Yibaneh’ meaning ‘a world built on kindness’.

 

Learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience and at Yavneh Primary School we equip our pupils with the skills they need to thrive as independent lifelong learners.  Children are given the knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives.  We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences throughout the school will help children to lead happy, successful and rewarding lives.  We will ensure that every child reaches his/her full potential.

Nancy Reuben Primary School

Over the last 20 years, Nancy Reuben Primary School has established itself as a high achieving Independent Modern Orthodox Jewish School for boys and girls aged 2-11. The school is well-known for its unique warm, nurturing and special community feel. Our school serves a NW London catchment and pupils come from areas including Hendon, Golders Green, Edgware, Borehamwood, Finchley, the Suburb and our families are from both Ashkenazi and Sefardi backgrounds. Our families are all Shomrei Shabbat and kashrut.

At age 11, our children transfer to secondary schools of choice including Hasmonean High School (Boys and Girls), Immanuel College, JfS, Yavne College and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. Nancy Reuben Primary School is a member of Independent Schools Association (ISA). ISA accreditation is only awarded to Head Teachers if their school meets the highest standards.

Our pupils’ excellent attainment allows them to go successfully onto secondary schools of choice. Our Summer 2020 cohort of Year 6 pupils transferred to Hasmonean High School Multi Academy Trust for Boys and Girls, Immanuel College, JfS, Yavne College and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. In 2020 several pupils were awarded scholarships.

The secular and Kodesh Curricula are broad and offer a rich mix of formal and informal learning opportunities through the year. Our Year 5 class won the National Jewish Primary School inter-school Etgar (Jewish General Knowledge) Competition in Summer 2020.

As a JNF Partner school, we offer exceptional opportunities promoting Israel Education. In 2018 we launched an innovative 1:1 Ipad Initiative in 3 classes to bring outstanding computing and technological opportunities to our pupils. Our children are offered Lego Robotics and Drone workshops.

In June 2019, our Year 6 class went to Rome where they explored the convergence of Jewish history with classical antiquity with visits to the Colosseum, the Piazzas, The Great Synagogue, the Ghetto, The Arch of Titus as well as meeting up with students from the Jewish School in Rome.

Pupils’ good mental health and well-being is a high priority at NRPS and as such, we have a number of projects running through the year to support our pupils.

Shalom Noam Primary School

Shalom Noam Primary School became state-aided in 2019. It was established in 1999 with 5 children and has grown to over 200 children. The school has moved to beautiful new premises in Burnt Oak.

 

Shalom Noam provides the orthodox Jewish community in north west London with access to a high-quality education that meets the National Curriculum as well as an excellent religious education in accordance with orthodox Jewish law and practice. The school endeavours to achieve this by ensuring that its students receive a broad and balanced curriculum and strive for excellent academic achievement in a warm and caring environment. We aspire to inspire our children to love learning.

 

Additionally, Shalom Noam seeks to support the spiritual development of the children by imbuing each child with a love of orthodox Jewish practice and Torah values. The development of positive personality traits is integral to our ethos. Regular prayers, learning of the Torah and a focus on Middos (positive character traits) are the core of our Jewish Studies curriculum.

 

Shalom Noam aims to provide children with a superior Kodesh education without compromising on National Curriculum subjects. The school offers the children a broad and balanced curriculum and weaves the core British Values into its teaching. Both the Kodesh and Chol (National Curriculum teaching) support children in becoming ready for life in Modern Britain. Shalom Noam aims for its children to be proud of their own identity as Jewish children and encourage them to be respectful and tolerant of those around them.

 

The parent body is comprised of a range of religious, professional people who are deeply invested in their children’s Kodesh and Chol education and provide examples of how to contribute to life in Modern Britain whilst maintaining our age-old traditions and beliefs.