In this section of the website you can read about some of the many varied and exciting events that take place at JFS. For a more comprehensive overview, photos and updates please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


The annual Applied Art and Design Exhibition took place recently showcasing students’ artistic talents. Year 13 students displayed work completed over two years for the Double ‘A’ Level Award course and welcomed staff, family and friends to an evening viewing. The work on display covered four disciplines of Fine Art, 3D design, Photography and Graphics including Fashion, Textiles, Theatre Costume and Car design. All the students will be progressing to an Art and Design degree or an Art Foundation course.


For the second year in a row, fulfilling the Olympic legacy of getting more people involved and interested in Paralympic sport, the PE department organised wheelchair basketball. Spanning over a two day period approximately 200 students from Years 7-11 had the opportunity to experience Basketball in a wheelchair.


Year 8 students have been taking part in an Indonesian Gamelan workshop. Gamelan is one of the Year 8 Music topics which all students are currently studying. A full Gamelan orchestra was brought in to school and students were given the opportunity to play a range of these instruments such as the Gongs, Slenthem and Bonang. Students performed in a large group and there was a vibrant atmosphere all day as they were taught the various components to a Gamelan performance whilst also deepening their understanding of this topic.



In recent years the Jewish calendar between Pesach and Shavuot has been filled with significant days marking the tragedy of the Shoah, the loss of thousands of Israeli soldiers and the celebration of Israel’s independence. These important days are all marked in JFS and this week, the occurrence of Yom Yerushalayim was no different.


When prospective students come to JFS for the first time, it is always a daunting and nerve-racking experience. From congested corridors to busy lunch queues to a crowded bag park, Student Officers are appointed to help the school run more smoothly and make the experience, for both students and teachers, more pleasant.