Headteacher’s Welcome

Leeds Jewish Free School set out 8 years ago to build and grow a vibrant Jewish secondary school in Leeds offering a first class education.

Our Orthodox Jewish values and ethos, offer a caring, supportive environment which is reinforced by high standards of behaviour, allowing each and every child to develop a lifelong love of learning.

We believe in small class sizes and a balanced curriculum that will help develop a wide range of skill sets to ensure stability and flexibility of learning.

We have the very highest expectations of both staff and students.

We balance individuality with collaboration, helping all students to discover what they love and a direction that will help them flourish in life.  Preparing students for every stage of their school life and beyond is paramount.  We ensure that the curriculum is matched to student needs and that every student is set challenging targets – both for academic work and for personal development.

We aim to create a learning environment which adheres to our strong values and working principles:

Community – the campus is at heart of a thriving Jewish community and growing links and partnerships across Leeds and beyond.

Resilience – flourishing in everyday life and coping when things get tough.

Empowerment – promoting self confidence, helping to discover their ability to make good decisions and thus become independent and self reliant.

Aspiration – ensuring we set ourselves high goals and excel when striving for them

Trust – in supporting all staff and students to achieve at all times and in all that they do.

Excellence – we seek to make excellence a habit and seek to do our best through creativity and effort. Everything is done to achieve the highest possible standards, consistently, and relentlessly.

LJFS will prepare young people to be thoughtful and responsible members of society in an ever changing world, ensuring that they are equipped for lasting success.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school in the near future.