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There is a strong and enthusiastic following for debating, and indeed when we visited, the debating society were about to discuss the motion ‘why homework should be scrapped.’ (Sadly, we couldn’t hang around to see the outcome). School does a very good job of involving parents. Every couple of years a trip, solely for parents is organised to Auschwitz, which, as one parent told us ‘bonds us completely.’ Jewish studies forms a fundamental part of the curriculum...

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What the school says...

Immanuel College is a school characterised by academic excellence, expert pastoral care and inspiring Jewish education. Immanuel College offers each and every one of its pupils the nurturing environment and individual attention required to maximise their academic potential.

At Immanuel College, small class sizes promote confident learning and rapid academic progress. We take pleasure in the fact, in the past 3 years, that 95% of students leaving the school after Advanced Level go on to their first choice of university.

The foundation of Immanuel's academic excellence is the nurturing approach to pupils provided by our expert and exceptionally attentive pastoral system, which supports the personal, social and academic development of each pupil. The close relationship between teachers, pupils and parents ensures that pupils' strengths are built upon and needs for their individual development addressed.

Our pupils feel at home in a school founded on Jewish values and learning. By the end of their time at Immanuel College, they not only are confident and well qualified academically, but have also attained a deep understanding of their faith and of the place of Jewry in the modern world.

At Immanuel College we believe that Jewish and secular learning shed light on one another, that Israel is central to the destiny of the Jewish people, and that girls and boys should have the same opportunities for Jewish learning.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head master

Since September 2017 Gary Griffin, who previously worked as an educational consultant for various schools, including Immanuel. Degree from Exeter in economic and social history and politics, PGCE from the Institute of Education. He spent nearly 30 years at City of London School, joining as a history and politics teacher, rising to become second master (deputy head) and acting headmaster in 2014.

Although he is not Jewish, he is a former governor and chair of the education committee of a Jewish school, Naima JPS.

Prep school head since 2012, Mrs Alexis Gaffin BEd (Cantab). Educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, South Hampstead High School and Homerton College, Cambridge, where she read education and religious studies. Worked in state primaries in Manchester, before spending three years...

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Special Education Needs

Immanuel College offers teaching and guidance for average to bright children who experience mild to moderate specific learning difficulties. We have a team of three teachers and two teaching assistants who are qualified in different aspects of student support. Teachers also liaise with staff across the curriculum to ensure that suitable provision is made. We enjoy good parental contact which benefits both them, the staff and students. We aim to provide a nurturing environment in which all students can achieve their potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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