North West London Jewish Day School

North West London Jewish Day School

Head: Judith Caplan

180 Willesden Lane




020 8459 3378

Background :

Types: Primary

Status: State-aided

Gender: Mixed

North West London Jewish Day School (NWLJDS) was established in 1945 and is a co-educational voluntary-aided school based in Willesden, London. The school takes a maximum of 280 pupils with an intake of 35 children for both Nursery and Reception.


NWLJDS is a modern orthodox Zionist school and aims to provide a rounded secular and orthodox Jewish education, based on the National Curriculum and orthodox Jewish sources.


The school is twinned with other faith schools in Brent and has hosted Brent’s Gifted and Talented Explorers Group. Extra-curricular activities include: football, chess, music and drama.


In the school’s last Ofsted report in December 2007 inspectors said: ‘From their very good start in the Foundation Stage, pupils achieve well and attain exceptionally high standards overall in the national tests in Year 2 and Year 6.’


‘Pupils personal development and their care, support and guidance are outstanding because the adults are very good at tracking and supporting the pupils’ personal and academic progress so they can achieve well. As a result, the pupils feel secure and happy. Pupils’ attendance is excellent and their behaviour is exemplary. They feel safe in school and are very confident that any unkindness between children is quickly resolved. Pupils enjoy the opportunities they have to take responsibility, for example as school councillors, and to help outside school through charity fundraising and being involved in helping the new headteacher improve the school.’