Hasmonean High School

School in/near Holders Hill, existing between 1947 and now

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Hasmonean High School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status for pupils from Orthodox Jewish families.


The school was founded by the late Rabbi Dr Solomon Schonfeld (1912–1984) as Hasmonean Grammar School. Dr Schonfeld had rescued thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and pioneered Jewish day school education. Dr Schonfeld saw that the area had high numbers of Orthodox Jews but did not have a religious school to cater for them. Jewish law discourages mingling of the sexes when possible, especially when they are unmarried, so two separate schools needed to be set up, one for boys and one for girls.

The boys’ school became a voluntary aided Local Authority School in 1957. In September 1975, the girls moved to the present purpose-built Page Street site in Mill Hill. In 1984, voluntary aided status was extended to the girls’ school, and the two sections joined as one.

The total school capacity is 1494.


Main source: Hasmonean – – Hasmonean.co.uk
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Holders Hill is an area straddling the Mill Hill/Hendon boundary


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