The trustees of Yavneh College have announced that the school will create an extra class in Year 7 in September 2021 “due to high demand for places”.
The secondary school in Borehamwood, which was recently listed as one of the best Jewish schools in the country by the Sunday Times, announced the 30 extra secondary places for the next academic year on Wednesday morning.
Headteacher Spencer Lewis said: “We have made this decision early to provide extra comfort to parents who may have concerns about Year 7 places and we are delighted to do it.”
In May 2016 Yavneh opened the doors to 60 reception age pupils at its new primary school and became an Academy Trust, incorporating both the College and primary. A new, permanent primary school building was opened in February last year.
This summer the school celebrated its best set of GCSE results for several years, with 54 percent graded 7-9, compared to 44 percent in 2018, and 50 percent in 2018, placing it in the top one percent of schools in the country.
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