Hasmonean girls will study on the same site as Hasmonean boys if the Jewish high school’s plans get the go-ahead from Barnet Council.

Currently spread over two sites, both the boys’ Hendon campus and girls’ Mill Hill school both needing work. The boys’ Holders Hill Road base is particularly stretched, as it houses almost twice as many students as it was designed for, so school bosses have said they want to move the boys to the girls’ Page Street hub and expand it.

“At present, our two sites mean that we are splitting our teachers across two locations and many parents are picking up and dropping off siblings at each location,” said headteacher Andrew McClusky. said: “We are delighted to have submitted our plans.”

Those plans include provision for additional sporting facilities, which Hasmonean parents have long acknowledged is needed. This includes four tennis courts, a sports pitch suitable for year-round use, and a games area which would be made available for local community use.