Two Jewish schools forced to shut early for summer after Covid outbreaks

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Two Jewish schools forced to shut early for summer after Covid outbreaks

Yavneh College in Borehamwood and Wolfson Hillel Primary in Southgate will move to home learning before summer holidays after Covid cases.

Pupils arrive at primary school.
Pupils arrive at primary school.

Wolfson Hillel Primary has become the second Jewish primary to move to online learning just days before the summer holidays because of Covid.

The Southgate school told parents it would move to a remote form of learning from Monday, the same day most legal restrictions are eased in England, over cases.

It is understood the move was made after consultation with public health officials at Enfield Council. 

The council has been contacted for comment from Jewish News, while headteacher Alex Kingston confirmed that remote learning would begin from next week.

It comes after secondary school, Yavneh College in Borehamwood, also moved to remote learning because a “large” outbreak meant 250 pupils and staff were told to isolate.

Parents of pupils at the secondary were told by school headteacher, Spencer Lewis, in a letter: “I am so very sorry that I have had to take this decision which is the last thing I wanted to do.”

Schools across England are set to close for the summer holidays next week, meaning remote learning is likely only to be in place for several days before the academic year ends.

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