VILLIERS WELCOMES OPENING OF FIRST JEWISH COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN NEW BARNET

JCoSS has been nine years in the planning and was the vision of a group of parents who wanted to create a high-achieving and cross-communal learning environment. Even before opening, JCoSS has been awarded a specialist science status, meaning students will have increased access to equipment and resources. It will also provide specialist teaching for students with learning difficulties, which is a unique facility in a faith school.

Theresa said, "I am delighted that JCoSS has opened. This new school will be a great addition to educational opportunity and choice in my constituency. A tremendous amount of work has gone into making this possible and I pay tribute to the team behind the project for turning it into a reality. Barnet Council also deserve praise for getting behind the project and doing so much to make it happen.”

“I am sure the school will be a great success. I am keen to work with the school in its efforts in engaging with the local community."

“JCoSS is also an excellent example of what can be achieved when parents get together to create a school in their area. This is, of course, in direct alignment with the Government’s policy of encouraging parents to set up their own schools – Free Schools - where the demand is high.”