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A group of students in the Year 9 Text programme participated in a Lag B’Omer Yom Iyun yesterday. The theme of the day was of personal growth throughout the period of the Omer, the time of the Jewish year between Pesach and Shavuot.  It was a day of learning, singing, dancing and fun activities rounded off with a delicious barbeque. The day was run in conjunction with Tribe at Hendon United Synagogue and an enjoyable time was had by all.


Year 7 student, Joshua, representing the charity ‘Best Beginnings’ was privileged to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as Prince Harry this week. The Royals were thrilled to announce a new campaign called ‘Heads Together’, which will be a year-long collaboration with six other charities,together with 'Best Beginnings', aiming to change the conversation about mental health in the UK.

To view Joshua in conversation with the Duke of Cambridge click here.


Preparation sessions have begun with the 180 students from Year 9 who will shortly go to Israel for ‘A Taste of Israel’ (ATOI). This week students heard from Judianne Jayson of the charity MyIsrael (and a JFS mum). 


Yom Hashoah was commemorated in school this week with a number of moving and informative activities for all Year Groups. The activities ranged from assemblies to workshops and inter department collaborative events, with guest speakers and presenters. The day was one of revelation and inspiration for both staff and students. In an age which has recently seen an increased wave of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, it was all the more important to re-explore the atrocities of the Holocaust and the need to pass on the baton to the future generation.


JFS has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students and the top 20% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.