- Introduction to Akiva
- Headteacher's welcome
- Quotes from Akiva Parents
- Quotes from Akiva Children
- Who's Who
- Teaching Staff
- Support Staff
- School Council
- Governing Body
- School Ethos
- Inspection reports
- Quotes from Ofsted about Akiva
- Quotes from Pikuach about Akiva
- Statutory Information
- School Policies
- Parent Info
- Staff Vacancies
A very warm welcome to the Akiva School website which is designed to give you a taste of our school and its community.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of such an exciting, Progressive Jewish primary school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their full potential. The pupils at Akiva are motivated to learn and are supported to become independent and confident young people who thrive on challenge.
Akiva is the only Progressive Jewish primary school in the UK. We are an inclusive learning community, teaching our children to be happy, confident, responsible and knowledgeable Jewish citizens and active participants in the wider community. We model a Judaism that is egalitarian and creative, with joyful song and difficult questions. Our Judaism reflects that of our stakeholder communities who founded the school and continue to guide our Jewish life.
The Akiva team is committed to pupil’s well-being, achieving high standards and providing the best opportunities for all children in our care. Staff, supported by the Governors, work incredibly hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum to ensure that every child develops into an exceptional individual with a love for learning and also to help pupils acquire the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm required to embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of a changing world. When children leave Akiva, not only have they reached their academic potential but they are also individuals with a true sense of being a responsible citizen ready to leave their mark on society.
Well-being and achievement go hand-in-hand and as such a key priority for us at Akiva is that every pupil is happy both in and outside of the classroom. We strongly believe that if a child is not happy they will not excel socially or academically. We work closely with parents to ensure that every child’s needs are being met and that every child has a positive self-esteem and feels confident.
To enhance the children’s education, we have a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from sport, dance, music, drama through to art and chess. We encourage children to realise their talents and excel in these areas.
All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which is what makes each school unique. At Akiva we believe that the ‘special feel’ comes from the friendly, caring, supportive community which pupils often describe as ‘one big happy family’.
Choosing the right school is possibly the most important decision you will have to make as a parent. We hold open days once a month and arranging a visit would enable you to experience and judge our school for yourselves. To book onto one of our open days please contact Caroline Swaine on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 020 8349 4980.