Noam Primary School has opened 30 new school places after a surge of applications since announcing its new £3.9m building.
The 170-pupil state-aided Orthodox school will expand to 200 pupils in its current premises at Wembley United Synagogue in time for September and grow beyond the figure when it moves to a newly-built facility in Burnt Oak.
Revealing the news at a fundraising dinner attended by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, trustee Jeremy Rees told 275 guests that gaining state aid, construction of its new premises and continued strong SATs performance have led to a surge in demand for places.
Its newly-constructed premises is due to be completed in January,
Mirvis, whose grandchildren attend Noam, said the schools success lay in “offering our children a Judaism that can outdo everything else they see. Noam primary is one of the remarkable success stories of Jewish education in Britain today.”
The 20th anniversary dinner was in honour of the school’s founders, Tamara and George Weisz. Mrs Weisz said her inspiration to open the school came when tearful mother with no Jewish school place for her child knocked on her door.
“She told me there were 30 or even 50 children with no Jewish education that year. I couldn’t understand how any child could miss out on this rich opportunity,” Mrs Weisz said.