JCoSS – the new inclusive Jewish secondary school, which is to open in East Barnet in September 2010 – has today launched a Youth Prospectus and dedicated website just for young people. In doing so, it becomes the first Jewish school in the UK to address itself directly to prospective students. The main prospectus will be published next month ahead of the school’s open days on 13th September and 1st October.
Headteacher, Jeremy Stowe-Lindner, explains the decision:
“We recognise that young people as much as their parents are involved in the decision as to which secondary school they go to.
“JCoSS students will have enquiring minds and will want to engage in that decision from a position of knowledge. Together with the other materials which we produce, the Youth Prospectus and kids website will enable young people to find out about JCoSS for themselves.”
Students (and their parents) visiting the JCoSS kids website at www.jcoss.org/kids will be able to take an extraordinary virtual tour around the state-of-the-art JCoSS building. On the brand new five minute tour, students will be able to visit some of the school’s incredible facilities – such as its all-weather pitches, internet café-style ICT pods and light-filled central atrium – which combine to make it the most expensive state school of its size ever built.
They will also be able to hear what other young people think about the school and take part in a competition to name the school houses.
Hundreds of copies of the Youth Prospectus have been sent out to students across London and South Herts whose parents have already expressed an interest in JCoSS. Students or their parents can still register to receive their own Youth and main prospectus at the main JCoSS website, www.jcoss.org.