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Clore Shalom School

Age group: 3 - 11
Headteacher: Mrs Karen Cohen
Clore Shalom School
Hugo Gryn Way
Telephone: 01923 855 631
Fax: 01923 853 722
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Clore Shalom is a voluntary-aided co-educational primary school based in Shenley, Hertfordshire. It was established in September 1999 and caters for 240 children with 30 pupils in each year.

The nursery caters for 30 children and its curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage incorporating Jewish Studies and Hebrew. There is also an afternoon private playgroup available to the nursery children.

The school uses the Primary Frameworks for Literacy and Mathematics and the National Curriculum. Learning is enhanced with a series of trips, external speakers, and shared activities with other schools.  Clore Shalom has its own Jewish Studies curriculum and is developing Hebrew studies in conjunction with the charity UJIA.

Clore Shalom is supported by the Reform, Liberal and Masorti Jewish movements.  It seeks to provide a warm, joyful and supportive Jewish community for staff, students and parents alike, encouraging life-long learning and commitment to Jewish values. The school exemplifies an open and inclusive Jewish environment and respects the wide variety of beliefs, customs and practices of all families at the school. All pupils at Clore Shalom are also taught respect and understanding for all religions.

All pupils who stay for lunch bring a non-meat packed lunch, and the school provides milk or water and fresh fruit for younger children to have at break times.
In Clore Shalom’s last Ofsted inspection in 2006 inspectors said the school was “popular, successful and serves the traditions of its community well”. The report added: “It has a happy and harmonious environment, well looked-after buildings, polite and articulate children and an outstanding curriculum that enriches and broadens the pupils’ experiences while promoting very well both their academic and personal development.”


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