Akiva School is a voluntary-aided co-educational school based in Finchley, London. The school moved into a new building in 2008 and is located on the site of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism – benefitting from its facilities. The school caters for 330 pupils and each year 60 children are admitted into Reception.
The school follows the National Curriculum and Jewish Studies is taught as a discrete subject but also integrated into the broader curriculum. Hebrew and French are also taught to the pupils. There is a varied programme of after school, before school and lunchtime clubs on offer, and kosher meat meals are provided.
Akiva is a progressive Jewish school, primarily serving families from the Liberal, Reform and Masorti movements. They enjoy excellent relations with local schools, particularly close neighbour St Theresa’s Catholic Primary.
In its most recent Ofsted report in 2008, inspectors said: “Akiva Primary is a good school where pupils reach exceptionally high standards. The personal development and well-being of pupils are given high priority and they display tremendous confidence and social awareness. In particular, their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.”
Commenting on the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) the report added: “The quality of the teaching and provision for learning are outstanding, because the interests of the children are used as the starting points for future planning and the curriculum is modified to the individual. As a result, children achieve well.”
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