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Future bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School as chief rabbi lauds new early years centre

PUBLISHED: 16:11 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 12 December 2017

(From left to right) Simon Marks Jewish Primary School trustee Peter Ohrenstein with students and Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Photo by Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

(From left to right) Simon Marks Jewish Primary School trustee Peter Ohrenstein with students and Ephraim Mirvis, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Photo by Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

The future looks bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School after the opening of its new building for nursery- and reception-age children.

Unveiling a plaque at the William Sharron early years building Ephraim Mirvis – chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth – praised it as a “beacon of provision for the very youngest pupils as they embark on their Jewish journey”.

The new centre includes a large garden for the kids to plant their own vegetables.

Chair of governors Howard Pallis said: “The opening of this new facility is a huge step forward for us. Following Ofsted’s recent rating of us as a ‘good’ school, and the appointment of our excellent head Gulcan Metin, we’re going from strength to strength. Billy Sharron would be thrilled to see what’s happening at a school he truly loved.”

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