British Jewish school told to admit all

British Jewish school told to admit all

A high-performing Jewish school in North London was ordered to admit children of all faiths. The school will have to make it clear in its prospectus that it will admit children who are not Orthodox Jews. Most of the pupils at the Hasmonean High School are Orthodox Jews. A new code issued by the British government, which came into effect in February, was designed to make school admission to parochial schools more fair and open to all pupils. All faith-based schools must make it clear that they will admit children from other faiths or no faith, according to the code. Education authorities want the Jewish school to clarify to the public that other children “would be admitted if spaces would be available.” A recent report claimed that most parochial schools did not comply with the new code, but defenders said that this was not always intentional.


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