Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School is a modern orthodox Jewish, one form entry primary school in Mill Hill, London. The school is an academy and was one of the first ‘Free Schools’ to be established in the United Kingdom in 2011. Etz Chaim opened to Nursery and Reception classes in September 2011.
The school is committed to the practice of Orthodox Judaism. Community, charity, religious knowledge and the ethical and moral values described in the Torah will permeate all aspects of school life. Pupils are proud of their Judaism, its religious practices and traditions, support Israel and encouraged to play a full and active role as a British Jew in the wider community.
Established in response to the local Jewish community’s need for an Orthodox Jewish primary school in the area, Etz Chaim is actively supported by the parents in the local Jewish community, whose Jewish values and practices will be developed and encouraged at school.
There is a broad and balanced curriculum, tailored to the needs of all learners. This promotes both subject related skills and knowledge, as well as the development of life skills and independence and safe and healthy lifestyle choices. The curriculum fosters the development of pupils’ personal, social and emotional skills and qualities.