Message from Head Teacher
Menorah Primary School is an orthodox Jewish school founded in 1944 by the Golders Green Beth Hamedrash, a local synagogue whose Rabbi, Rabbi Y M Greenberg, is the school's Principal. The children from this community form the nucleus of the school’s student body. However, the school also draws its intake from the wider orthodox Jewish community (current roll 452 including the nursery).
The school's history, ideology and raison d'être are entwined with its founding community whose ethos forms the driving force of the school. Members of this community were refugees who settled in Britain during the early 1940s and took an active part in British culture and industry. Their successes have resulted in parents playing key roles in British society; in the world of education, medicine, local government, law, diplomatic relations and philanthropy. Therefore, there is a pride in being British which permeates throughout the school and the community.
Menorah Primary School aims to instil in children a firm foundation of spiritual, moral social and cultural education, which will prepare them for life in multicultural Britain whilst striving for excellence in all areas of the national curriculum
As a faith school, we devote a proportion of the timetable to Jewish Studies. This also promotes children’s respect of their own religious heritage as well as respect for other cultures, religions and lifestyles.