About Us

Key Facts

JFS was founded in 1732 and is one of the oldest Jewish institutions in the world.

JFS relocated to a purpose built 23 acre site in Kenton in 2002.

JFS has over 2000 students and is the biggest Jewish School in Europe.

JFS is consistently one of the top totally non-selective Comprehensive Schools in the country at 'A' Level.

JFS has received the 'NACE' Challenge Award for Gifted and Talented provision, as well as the awards for Investors in People and Investors in Careers.


JFS is a Jewish Comprehensive School committed to the development of thoughtful, tolerant, responsible and caring young citizens who have a strong sense of identity with Judaism and Israel.

The School aims, through excellence, to educate its students according to their full potential and, through its curriculum, to equip students with skills and qualifications to help them make life and career choices.

JFS is a truly wonderful school. This is clear from our stunning annual public examination results which see us consistently placed in the top five schools in the country outside the independent sector. 

Our Headteacher, Jonathan Miller, is an outstanding Science teacher who has worked at JFS for over 30 years. He leads his team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff with vision and under his guidance we have continued to set ever higher standards for JFS.

JFS has a scale and depth of facilities that enables us to specialise in a wide range of curriculum options. Students are able to flourish academically and all our staff are subject specialists. Our rigorous curriculum includes not only Art, English, French, Geography, History, Ivrit, Jewish Studies, Mathematics, Music, PE, Science and Technology but extends to Astronomy, Classical Civilisations, Dance, Drama, ICT, Spanish and much more.

Our pastoral care ensures we take the time to nurture every child's individual ability and talent. We pride ourselves in offering a programme which enables every child to reach their full potential.

Having relocated to our purpose built Kenton Campus in 2002, the School serves almost 2100 students aged 11 – 18 in state of the art facilities. Our students come from across London and Hertfordshire and represent the broadest spectrum of the Jewish community. We truly are a school for the whole Jewish community.

Our Sixth Form experience is exceptional and gives students the opportunity to achieve their potential while preparing them for life after School. We offer the broadest choice of subjects at 'A' Level and provide first class preparation for our students' futures.