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 420 pupils and each year 60 children are admitted into Reception.
Akiva is a Progressive Jewish school, primarily serving families from the Liberal, Reform and Masorti movements. The school enjoys excellent relations with local schools of other faiths and local multicultural schools.
In 2013 Akiva gained accreditation from the University of Exeter as a Thinking School, joining a national network of schools that put thinking skills at the heart of learning. The school follows the National Curriculum and Jewish Studies is taught as a discrete subject but also widely and creatively integrated into the broader curriculum. Hebrew is taught as a modern foreign language.
Akiva offers a Breakfast Club, an After-School Club and a varied programme of other clubs after school and at lunchtime. The school competes successfully in a wide range of sports. In 2015 Akiva won the Mayor of London’s Award for Excellence in Music in Schools. Kosher meat meals are provided.
Akiva School was judged Good by Ofsted and Outstanding by Pikuach in October 2013.
Admissions: 020 8349 4980 ext 2