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Science Week has been a fantastic success. We hosted a Mobile Zoo for Year 7, displaying a number of animals including a bearded dragon, a rabbit, an owl and a tenrec called Hufflepuff! The students had the opportunity to learn about conservation and the adaptations of these animals. They were even allowed to touch them. Years 8 and 9 developed their engineering skills by designing towers and bridges out of newspaper and 240cm of masking tape. We managed to achieve a new record in Year 9 with a bridge that could take a weight of over 8kg!


The Santiago String Quartet were back at JFS recently to record the Year 12 compositions. As part of their coursework, ‘AS’ Level students compose a string quartet piece which is then recorded by the Quartet. Students were given the freedom to compose in any style that they choose, so a range of genres were heard throughout the day, such as Jazz, Classical and Latin.


JFS hosted a Year 8 Brent girls football fixture as part of the Brent league. The girls played two matches, losing narrowly to St Gregory’s School and beating Kingsbury High School 5-0, with Jazi scoring a hat-trick!

The girls put in a fantastic effort and go in to the last fixture, after Pesach, in a great position to progress to the Semi-Finals.



JFS has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified JFS’s success. 


The JFS 1st XI have reached the Final of the Middlesex Brigg Cup. The final will be played in a few weeks once a date with the opposition can be agreed. Middlesex is a talented county for football and to have made it through to the final is a feat not to be underestimated. The competition is similar to the Champions League, with four groups of five in the First Round, then a Quarter and Semi-Final. JFS have only reached the Final on one other occasion, six years ago.