A new headteacher has been named for London’s top performing Jewish primary school.

Chaya Posen joins Noam Primary in Wembley which has topped SAT league tables and was previously named among the top 100 schools in London by former Mayor Boris Johnson.

Posen will leave her current post in January after four years as Deputy Head of the Torah Temimah school in Dollis Hill, north London. The 37-year-old has also been a borough-wide school moderator in Barnet.

Noam, which was founded by parents in 2000 because of a shortage of school places, received public support from two Jewish peers in February as part of its campaign to gain state-aid.

The school, based in Wembley United Synagogue’s large building, is currently in negotiations with Barnet Council to enter the state sector.