Headteacher’s welcome

JCoSS is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence, and to the full richness of Jewish learning. We provide a high-achieving, aspirational environment: our high quality teaching staff deploy the best in educational practice to ensure our students reach the highest levels of academic attainment. We are relentlessly ambitious for their success, tirelessly seeking to inspire them to outstanding results.

At JCoSS we are committed to the success of each child in all that they do. We attach a high value to academic attainment, and we recognise and celebrate personal achievement across every field of endeavour. The JCoSS environment enriches our students with a wealth of opportunities both in and out of the classroom, so that they are well grounded and well rounded, able to achieve their potential in every way.

JCoSS represents something unique in Jewish and British education. As a pluralist Jewish school we promote understanding and enquiry, we open minds and we strengthen dialogue. We embrace the entire Jewish community regardless of affiliation or observance, teaching the full range of Jewish beliefs, practices and values. Your child will learn in a way that affirms and enhances his or her faith, background and tradition.

We encourage curious minds to ‘think otherwise’. We seek to spark brilliance in all our students and inspire them to become articulate, informed, confident and motivated young people, qualified and equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

I feel very privileged to lead this wonderful school. My career has been spent in schools renowned for academic achievement, and I bring experience of overseeing hundreds of successful applications to Oxbridge and other competitive institutions. I am determined that JCoSS students should have every opportunity to achieve the highest standards in all that they do.

Our hope is that JCoSS students leave us enriched and inspired, and go on to enrich and inspire others with all they have gained during their school journey.

We look forward to welcoming you to JCoSS.

Patrick Moriarty MA (Oxon), MA(Ed), NPQH