The Jewish Ethos of JFS

The outlook and practice of the School is Orthodox.

We are proud that our School:

  • Enthuses students with a passion for their Jewish heritage
  • Provides opportunity for Jewish growth in an open environment
  • Caters for all aspects of the Jewish community

We have developed many cross curricular links with a variety of departments including Geography, English, Science, Business, Music and Art resulting in a sense of Jewish and Israeli culture and pride throughout the formal curriculum.


At JFS we offer many opportunities for prayer and introspection. Each morning, all students hear a Pause for Thought message based on the themes of the week played in their tutor class or year assembly. We offer daily services led by our students in our beautiful Synagogue. It is hoped that as students grow in their Jewish identity the Synagogue is always seen as an open and inviting place to be.  In 2019 we launched a new compulsory Tefillah initiative with Year 7, where the uplifting tunes of Shacharit can be heard coming from the Yavneh classrooms each week.