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Nicky Morgan and Oliver Dowden with their safety goggles on, during a science experiment.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has praised the ‘outstanding’ role of British faith schools during a visit to Yavneh College.

Morgan said she was impressed by the Borehamwood secondary school’s combined faith-based education, centred around “fundamental British values”.

She added: “It is important young people are are taught and discuss fundamental British values, which a school like Yavneh absolutely subscribes too – as do most faith schools in this country. There are many outstanding faith schools of all different religions. They are doing a great job of educating our young people.”

Morgan watched history, English, science and Hebrew classes taking place during a tour of the school on Thursday with headteacher Spencer Lewis, president Benjamin Perl and Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden. She concluded her visit by answering sixthform students’ questions in a special assembly, speaking of her delight at being able to “give approval” to Yavneh’s new primary school.
Headteacher Spencer Lewis with Nicky Morgan outside Yavneh

Headteacher Spencer Lewis with Nicky Morgan outside Yavneh