Sinai Jewish Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Jewish
Address Shakespeare Drive
Kenton
Harrow
Middlesex
HA3 9UD
Phone 02082041550
Reference Number 101549

Description

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Sinai Jewish Primary School, situated at HA3 9UD, is an academic institution with a rich and prominent history, tracing its roots back to 1866 when it began as the Bayswater Jewish School. The school has since developed into Michael Sobell Sinai School, renowned for being the largest Jewish primary school in Europe.

Founded by members of the Bayswater Synagogue to provide education for children from "poorer brethren," the school has grown from humble beginnings on St James's Terrace, Harrow Road, to its current home. In 1867 it was reopened at 1 Westbourne Park Villas, later moving to its present location in Harrow Road in 1879 and to Lancaster Road in 1930.

The school has consistently nurtured both Jewish culture and educational excellence. In the late 1970s, due to the need for Jewish education in the region, the Mix of Solomon Wolfson and Yavneh schools formed the nucleus of the MSSS, facilitated by a ten-year development plan and the school's growth.

Sinai Jewish Primary School offers a comprehensive curriculum with several modern facilities, including a music room, computer suite, dedicated learning block, gym, and a purpose-built nursery and reception. Since the appointment of Mrs Vivienne Orloff as Headteacher in 1996, the school has enjoyed a distinguished reputation under her guidance and with Joanna Walker as Deputy Headteacher. After her retirement in 2011 and Robert Leach's subsequent appointment as Headteacher, the school has continued to thrive.

The current Headteacher is Mrs Juliette Lipshaw, with Deputy Headteachers being Mrs Claire Gough and Mrs Julia Kaye. Since 2012, Michael Sobell Sinai School has been under the auspices of the United Synagogue, providing quality education with strong Jewish values for nearly a century and a half.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 610
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.48%
Girls: 48.52%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 81
2 82
3 90
4 91
5 60
6 87

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2019-02-25
Date Description Report
2019-01-23 Short inspection Short inspection
2015-01-20 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2011-05-23 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-03-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-01-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-03-13 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 81% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 12% Upgrade Upgrade

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Subject School Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 108 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 108 Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 1 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 0 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 2 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 42 10
Third Preference 39 0
From another Local Authority 179 56

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Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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