Welcome to JFS
JFS is a co-educational inclusive, modern, orthodox Jewish school that strives to produce well-educated, faithful and proud Jews who will be responsible and contributing members of society.
For over 280 years, since 1732, we have provided opportunities which motivate our students to achieve their full potential. We equip them with the skills and confidence to achieve.
We have the best teachers and support staff in all disciplines; they are proud to work in a school with exceptional facilities, a strong Jewish ethos and an unrivaled dedication to professionalism. Our staff are committed to nurturing the individual talents of every student. Our curriculum is broad and our extra-curricular provision is varied and challenging.
We take time to develop a nurturing family of students, parents and staff in an inspiring and challenging environment, enabling our students to meet and exceed their own expectations.
We ensure that our Sixth Form experience is fulfilling and inspiring for all; from a positive Jewish life through to the enhancement provided by our exceptional extra curricular programme which includes Art, Music, Drama and Sport.
The principles of care and quality of teaching that are such strong features of JFS are as essential to our Sixth Form provision as they are to the Lower School. Academic progress is closely monitored by our Sixth Form staff team of Tutors, Assistant Heads of Year, Heads of Year for each of Years 12 and 13 as well as an Assistant Headteacher who is overall Head of Sixth Form. Weekly group tutorials are held to discuss study skills, Higher Education and current affairs. Our links with Universities are so strong that JFS has produced a nationally recognised guide to Higher Education.
Most students embark on four 'AS' Level subjects in Year 12 and will continue three of these in Year 13. Some will continue to study four 'A' Level subjects in Year 13. All 'AS' Level students will sit modular examinations at the end of Year 12.
A few students are enrolled on a three 'AS' Level programme in Year 12. Others may wish to take additional 'AS' Level subjects in Year 13. Critical Thinking 'AS' is offered to a group of Year 12 students. Those studying Further Mathematics usually do this as a fifth subject in Year 12. there are GCSE re-sit courses in English and Mathematics.
The whole JFS campus has been equipped with a 21st Century ICT infrastructure, providing outstanding facilities to support outstanding teaching.
The range of facilities that JFS has would ordinarily be available only at the most expensive private schools. The university campus 'feel' of the School, combined with the breadth and quality of facilities and equipment, provides considerable added value for our students.
Our entire curriculum is supported with purpose built facilities for every department. All areas of the School are equipped with the latest in computer and audio-visual technology. The entire campus has a sense of space, light and openness.
All these features are an aid to learning, in an environment designed to meet the needs of children as individuals. The quality of teaching and learning for our students is always central to our planning. The important issue for parents and students is that at JFS we ensure that the students use our facilities to maximise their attainment, achievement and experience, both in their formal studies and in extra curricular activities.
The dedicated Sixth Form Centre is a stunning facility with study areas, Art Studios, Photography Laboratory/Dark Room, a specialist Media Studio and its own dedicated Mezzanine cafeteria.
All students are taught to learn independently, to act responsibly and to demonstrate leadership, respect, care and commitment. Sixth Form students gain hugely from leading and guiding younger students and our younger students gain from what they receive from exceptional role models. The opportunity to give, as well as to receive, is fundamental to the community atmosphere of the School.
95% of our Year 13 students proceed to Higher Education, either directly from JFS or after a Gap Year. This exceptional record of progression to Higher Education reflects the calibre of our staff and our students. JFS has considerable specialist knowledge and vast experience to guide students into Higher Education. Our staff have produced a nationally recognised guide to university interviews. We use to the full our close links with universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as, in particular, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham, supported by the invaluable experience of the many JFS Alumni at these universities who come back to help current students and also show them round their campuses on visits to universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact JFS directly.