Nam­ing their pri­mary

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community -

IN THE week lead­ers of the South London Jewish Pri­mary School project at­tended the cru­cial in­ter­view stage at the Depart­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion, a com­pe­ti­tion was launched to find a new name for the school.

Lo­cal res­i­dents, Jewish com­mu­nity mem­bers and reg­is­tered fam­i­lies are be­ing asked to sug­gest pos­si­ble ti­tles, along with their rea­son­ing.

If the ap­pli­ca­tion to the DFE is suc­cess­ful, the school will open with a re­cep­tion class in Septem­ber 2013. Pupils will be wel­comed from all shades of Ju­daism and the wider com­mu­nity. Fam­i­lies of 150 chil­dren have al­ready reg­is­tered “com­mit­ment to ap­ply”.

SLJPS di­rec­tor Shirley Lee said: “We are very proud of be­ing able to of­fer a cross-communal, mixed school, ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment in which chil­dren can grow to their fullest po­ten­tial.” The nam­ing con­test would “em­power the lo­cal com­mu­nity in feel­ing that it has a real part to play in de­vel­op­ing and own­ing its new school”.

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