London – Top-ranked British Orthodox Jewish High School Yavneh Girls and Yavneh Boys Labeled ‘Inadequate’ Over Gender Segregation
The British government declared a top-performing Jewish school to be “inadequate” because it teaches girls and boys separately.
King David High School in the Manchester area was downgraded this year by Ofsted, the British government’s regulator authority for education, the Manchester Evening News reported last week.
It had been rated by Ofsted as “outstanding” in keeping with its being one of the top-rated and best-performing high schools in the country but was found to be practicing “unlawful segregation” of pupils “on the grounds of faith and belief and sex.”
The school of 800 pupils may be shut down if it continues to be found inadequate in subsequent inspections.
In a letter sent to parents, the school’s governors said its lawyers dispute the findings and believe Ofsted “is wrong on the law.” A legal challenge to the inspection results could now follow, the Evening News reported