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  • JCoSS
    Castlewood Road
    New Barnet
    EN4 9GE
  • Head: Mr Patrick Moriarty
  • T 020 8344 2220
  • F 0871 918 2214
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1260
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Open days: 29 September 2016
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd December 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 16th May 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

JCoSS was established to be a ‘pluralistic’ Jewish secondary, where all who ‘self-identified as Jewish’ would be welcome. ‘Religiously, we were doing something different,’ says the head. ‘Here, whether you’re Orthodox, Masorti, Reform or Secular, we believe that’s a valid expression of tradition.’

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What the school says...

JCoSS is a high achieving pluralist Jewish school which combines academic excellence, rapid progress for all and a unique welcoming environment in an inspiring £48m building. Our students and their families are aspirational and hugely supportive, drawn from all sectors of the Jewish community. Our strapline is “Achieve, Enrich, Inspire”: we aim to develop students as Mensches – rooted and engaged in their Jewish identity, looking outward to other faiths and to the wider community, and committed to social action. Their outstanding academic progress and outcomes are testament to the quality of our learning ethos and the culture of challenge and support that pervades the school. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Psychology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Patrick Moriarty MA Oxon MA (Ed) NPQH (early 50s.) Grew up in north London and attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School, before reading philosophy and theology at Oxford, then training as a teacher at King’s College, London. Taught (RE and English) at Latymer in Edmonton, Bishop Stopford’s School, Enfield, and Haberderdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. Arrived at JCoSS in 2010 as deputy head. ‘The opportunity of a new school was very exciting and I liked the fact that it was a faith school.’ Despite his unlikely background (‘I told them I wasn’t Jewish and I was contemplating studying for the priesthood’), he started nine months before the school opened, helping ‘finesse’ the curriculum.

Breathtakingly energetic, genial and thoughtful, he has undoubtedly delivered on the promise of balancing an outstanding...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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