History and Ethos
Rosh Pinah Primary School was founded in 1956 by the then minister of Edgware United Synagogue Rev Saul Amias MBE when it was realised that there was a need for a local Jewish Zionist school. The school achieved voluntary‐aided status in 1968 and moved the Junior School from its original location in Mowbray Road, Edgware to its present location in Glengall Road, Edgware in 1986 when it became a two‐form entry school. We are currently in the middle of a major building program which will see our entire school operating from our Glengall Road site in a fully renovated state of the art building as of September 2014.
Rosh Pinah is a Scopus Jewish Day School. The religious character of the school is that of Modern Orthodox Judaism. Our cohort of children comes from a wide range of religious and socio‐economic backgrounds. We are an inclusive school, catering to the needs of all pupils and committed to providing the best education possible for every child in our care. Our popular and hugely oversubscribed school has approximately 500 pupils aged between 3 and 11 and a staff of approximately 100.
Rosh Pinah means ‘corner stone’. Our principal goal is to provide our students with the building blocks to become mature, confident, educated men and women who are proud of their Jewish heritage and identity and able to thrive in the modern world. To that end, we aim to provide an exciting integrated co‐ordinated curriculum which is rich, varied, challenging and makes strong links between subject areas and between the secular and Jewish curricula.
We continuously strive to be a school where (a) children can achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development, (b) the enjoyment of working is promoted, recognised and rewarded, (c) excellence is promoted, encouraged and facilitated, (d) high expectations of self‐discipline, self‐reliance and responsibility are encouraged and nurtured, and (e) an awareness of the world beyond the school, including family, community, environment and national and international events is promoted in a caring and thoughtful manner. We are determined and committed to making Rosh Pinah the premier school in the community which is known for its outstanding teaching, an excellent integrated secular and Modern Orthodox Jewish Zionist curriculum, top academic results and outstanding pastoral care.
We believe that every pupil should be inspired to help them achieve to their full potential. We set the highest of expectations so that pupils will develop the skills, confidence and independence necessary to become successful learners. We are a supportive community, and ambitious for our pupils and the role that they will play in the future of their own communities. Together with parents we will enable every pupil to reach their potential. Our vision pervades everything we do – learning to inspire, inspired to learn.