JFS is a truly outstanding school
The School had an OFSTED inspection and a PIKUACH inspection of the Jewish Studies in the spring of 2009.
Both reported that JFS is an outstanding school.
The Ofsted report identified JFS as being outstanding in every one of the 39 measures by which schools are assessed.
In 2012, JFS was inspected by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE). Three NACE assessors spent a day at JFS observing lessons, and meeting students, parents, governors and teachers. They reported that “The philosophy, culture and ethos of JFS are extremely aspirational...both within and beyond the curriculum”. They were deeply impressed by the pride the students have for their school, their “evident recognition and appreciation of staff commitment” and of the “exceptionally strong ethos of inclusive aspiration”. They also commented on the fact that at JFS “enrichment provision is extensive” with “a plethora” of extra- curriculum activities allowing all students the opportunity to “shine through”. When NACE grants its Challenge Award, the teaching and learning in those schools receiving the word must be “good or better”. However, the assessors judged that the teaching and learning at JFS is not “good or better” and is more accurately described as “outstanding”.
To view the full 2009 Inspection Reports please click on the relevant links.