Editorial 23rd September 2022

Dear Parents


Update on the Girls’ School


After a buzzing evening in school last night for our first in-person Open Evening for three years, and before we head into the Chagim, I thought it would be appropriate to update you on all the good news about the Girls’ School this year.


The examination results were excellent. Both GCSE and A level saw big jumps in the number of top grades awarded compared to 2019. This is a testament both to the hard work and dedication of the students but also to the unstinting support of their teachers.


2019 2022
A level/BTEC A/A* grades 46% 62.5%
GCSE 9-7 grades 53% 62%


Kodesh is thriving under the leadership of Rabbi Bennett and Rabbi Birnbaum overseen by Rabbi Golker. We have three new trainees to complement the more experienced teachers and a brand new HIPE team who are already making their mark. In addition, there is now a dedicated space for a Beis Hamedrash for the Midrasha.  The new slogan which you will hear more of is that we want the girls to Learn, Live and Love Torah.


Mrs Jacobson, as our new Director of Standards, has been instrumental in improving the girls’ appearance so there are now far fewer uniform infringements and we will be tackling punctuality next.


We have large numbers in the Sixth Form and are expanding the team to support the girls. Ms McDonald will be providing careers advice and we are looking to appoint a Mechaneches/Assistant Director of Midrasha.  The girls are also benefiting from our beautifully refurbished Sixth Form Centre which has been made possible through the very kind generosity of a donor.


The pictures below show you what it now looks like.


No doubt there will be challenges ahead but it is good to share positive news when we can.


Wishing you all a Good Shabbos and Ketivah v Chatima Tova.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs K Brice

Headteacher – Girls’ School