A strictly-Orthodox boys’ school has bought Hendon Reform’s former shul for more than £6million.

The building on Danescroft Avenue, which housed a synagogue and nursery, became surplus to requirements after the shul voted to merge with Edgware and District Reform Synagogue, and was put up for sale with a guide price of £5 million.

Demographic change played a part in the sale, with only about 10 percent of Hendon Reform’s members still living in the area, according to congregants.

With more than 30,000 sq ft of floor space, there will be plenty of room for the new owners, believed to be Talmud Torah Tiferes Shlomoh, an independent Chasidic school operating currently in Golders Green, which was deemed to be ‘failing’ by Ofsted inspectors during their last visit.