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Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School

Age group: 2 - 11
Headteacher: Andrea Elliker
Wohl Ilford Jewish Primary School
Forest Road
Telephone: 020 8498 1350
Fax: 020 8551 4295
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Ilford Jewish Primary School is a voluntary-aided co-educational school in Ilford, Essex. It was established in 1970 and has almost 400 pupils on the school roll with a pupil intake of 45 children for Reception.

The Gan (pre-nursery) has 28 children, and Nursery has 52 children and both follow the guidelines for the Early Years Foundation Stage for this phase of a child’s development. Children in the gan and nursery participate in a wide variety of activities including painting, dressing up, sand and water play, book corner and regular story time. There is daily tefilla and Kaballat Shabbat each Friday and parents are often invited to participate in nursery activities such as Chanukah and Purim mornings. They also join in with whole school activities including culture weeks and celebrations such as Yom Ha’atzmaut.

The school follows the full National Curriculum plus one hour of Jewish Studies daily. and provides an interesting cultural diversity programme with links to other schools.

IJPS promote a positive commitment to modern Orthodox Judaism and a sense of identity with Israel. Pupils develop an in-depth knowledge of their traditions, heritage and culture together with a strong sense of identification with the state of Israel.
Pupils sit down to a kosher meaty or vegetarian hot lunch cooked on the premise. Trips include a five-day outdoor pursuit residential in North Wales, and visits to the Science Museum, a farm, and Bevis Marks Synagogue. There are also a number of lunchtime and after-school clubs on offer, including ballet and tap, Israeli dance, football and gardening. A daily breakfast club is also offered.

In IJPS’s last Ofsted inspection in September 2011, inspectors said: “This is a good school whose partnerships with parents and carers and community contribute to its warm and positive family ethos. Pupils are well known individuals and are nurtured carefully throughout their time at the school. They grow into confident young learners who respect one another’s views and opinions. Pupil’s behaviour has a positive impact on their learning. They are well motivated and enjoy coming to school as their active participation in lessons shows.”


Tel: 020 8551 4294

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