Hasmonean High School for Boys and Hasmonean High School for Girls are both centres of educational excellence serving the Orthodox Jewish Community of North-West London.
All students, staff and parents are aware of our great purpose: to nurture students to become committed to, and ready to live, a life of Torah im Derech Eretz (to be successful in the wider world without compromising the attitudes and values enshrined in the Torah). This ethos has always been at the heart of Hasmonean since its first school was created to provide those who fled from the Holocaust with a future; it is this ethos which enables our students to become successful, responsible contributors to modern day Britain.
Hasmonean’s values go above and beyond academic achievement. We expect teachers to deliver a first-rate religious education, outstanding secular studies and a broad and enriched curriculum which promotes values such as chesed (caring/ kindness) and tzedokah (supporting charities). Although the vast majority of our graduates go on to study in world-class yeshivahs and sems, before pursuing university education and a wide variety of careers, all students are well-prepared for their future lives.
Students are taught to love and cherish their religion and culture, to explore its rich depths and to be enriched by them; and that living an ethical life is a privilege rather than a burden. They are also taught to respect people of other faiths (or no faith), those who come from different cultures and those who lead different lives.
We ensure that students are supported, regardless of their economic background or academic ability, to make excellent progress and to enjoy their spiritual, personal and academic journey. We aim to maximise each student’s potential within a caring, disciplined and ordered environment; in return, all students are obliged to respect and support the school’s values, to act as role models to other students, to try their best and to act with a kind heart.
Kodesh, informal education (HIPE), smaller class sizes, a wide choice of subjects, mental health support, after school and lunchtime clubs, digital technology and most importantly what we can do to improve the quality of education, pastoral care and SEND provision – all of this and more will be affected by the outcome of this campaign and is what makes us different from every other school in the UK.
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