Four Jewish secondary schools rise up league tables

Four Jewish secondary schools rise up league tables

Yavneh College leads the pack of faith-based state schools at number 65 in The Sunday Times' latest list

Yavneh school
Yavneh school

Four Jewish state secondary schools have all risen in league tables published by The Sunday Times, with Yavneh College now leading the pack.

Jewish educators praised the “exceptional effort” from Yavneh, which found itself at Number 65 in the list of the country’s top 500 state schools, an improvement from its ranking of 95 last year.

Kenton-based JFS was just behind at 67, up from 79 last year, while King David High School improved three places to jump to 80 and Hasmonean High School came in at 87, up from 99 last year.

The rankings are based on A-Level and GCSE results and led the A grades from Rabbi David Meyer, the director of Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS).

“We would like to congratulate all of our Jewish schools who have put such an exceptional effort in order to achieve fantastic A-Level and GCSE results across the board as is reflected in this year’s League Tables,” he said.

“It is exceptionally impressive that four of the top 100 state schools in The Sunday Times list are Jewish schools, all of which have moved up in the league tables from last year.”

Yavneh College again topped the Jewish A-Level charts this year, with 88 percent of students getting grade B or above, with JFS clocking up 82 percent of grades at B or above – its highest tally in recent years.

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