Free Jewish primary school opens its doors

A brand new school opened its doors to children in Golders Green last week.

Rimon Jewish Primary School’s first ever pupils arrived for their first day last Wednesday.

The free school in Dunstan Road, Golders Green, was officially opened last Sunday (September 9) by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks but did not welcome pupils until three days later.

The school is currently in temporary accommodation while the permanent building is being built at the same site.

The staff and pupils will move into their permanent building in September 2013, which will not be fully completed until February 2014.

The school opened with a reception class of 15 pupils. Next year, it will take in up to 28 pupils and at full capacity by 2019, the school will have 196 pupils.

Chair of governors Rachel Clark said: “It went really well. Everybody was really happy and excited. It was quite emotional for me.

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“The children were running around in their uniforms. Parents were very happy. It was a positive experience.”