Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to JCoSS. We are a high-achieving, aspirational, inclusive school which I am immensely proud to lead.

At JCoSS our students are at the heart of everything that we do. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and academically ambitious for every child. We strive to provide an education that is inspiring, stimulating and challenging. We nurture keen intellectual curiosity and aim to empower students so that they are able to take control of their own future and lead happy, successful lives, qualified and equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

As a pluralist Jewish school JCoSS represents something extremely special in Jewish and British education. We promote understanding and enquiry, we open minds and encourage our young people to ‘think otherwise’. 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.

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. We know that education extends far beyond the classroom door. At JCoSS we are extremely proud of the wealth of enrichment opportunities that are afforded to our students, supporting them to become the very best, rounded individuals that they can be.

We believe that all students can thrive and succeed in the right environment. Our staff, both teaching and support, are passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated. They are wholly committed to ensuring that every single child is engaged, excited and challenged so they develop a love of lifelong learning which remains with them well beyond secondary school. Our goal is that every JCoSS student will leave us enriched and inspired and go on to enrich and inspire others with all they have achieved with us during their school journey.

The support of our whole school community; children, families and staff, is vitally important to our continued success and I look forward to welcoming you to JCoSS and working alongside you.

Dr Melanie Lee