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Moriah Jewish Day School

Age group: 3 - 11
Headteacher: Ruth Gafson
Moriah Jewish Day School
Cannon Lane
Telephone: 020 8868 2001
Fax: 020 8429 8419
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Moriah was established in 1998 as a one-form entry mixed voluntary- aided primary school catering for up to 236 pupils in the London Borough of Harrow. It is a modern Orthodox school – one of the United Synagogue’s network of schools. Classes from Reception up to Y6 can take a maximum of 30 pupils each. The Nursery (Gan) caters for 26 pupils and is staffed by a teacher and two nursery nurses.

Moriah aims to develop in each child an understanding of, and positive commitment to, Orthodox Judaism; a sense of identity with Israel and the Jewish people; and an empathy with the culture and heritage of the United Kingdom.

Moriah benefits from a modern building with dedicated specialist facilities including: a science room, a food technology room, an ICT suite, outdoor sports facilities and a library. In common with most schools in Harrow, all pupils bring packed lunches. A wide range of clubs provide additional activities.

In its last Ofsted inspection in March 2009, inspectors said: “At the core of this school lies their outstandingly strong pastoral care. Leaders have taken clear action to ensure that pupils are helped to learn about how to be safe at school and in the wider world around them.  One parent’s comments echoed those of many when writing, ‘The school has many positive attributes – most notably a warm and nurturing environment’.”


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