Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls' School

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Yesodey Hatorah Girls School is a three form entry, Charedi orthodox Jewish maintained Voluntary Aided girls secondary school located in Stamford Hill, in the London Borough of Hackney. We serve the Jewish communities of Stamford Hill and its wider area. On this site you will find key information about the School.

Yesodey Hatorah Ethos and Values


Yesodey Hatorah School exists to meet the needs of the Charedi Jewish families in Stamford Hill, an area that is home to the biggest Orthodox Jewish community in Europe.

The Charedi community makes up about 10% of Hackney's population and is growing at about 5% per annum.  It is distinguished by its stringent adherence to and practice of Charedi Judaism.  The school is guided by the authority of the Rabbinate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.

Keeping a constant focus on excellence, opportunity and on our Charedi identity ensures that Torah values and an ethos of achievement are nurtured in the school's everyday life and routines. Each pupil is expected to adhere to Torah observance and reflect the ''three pillars of Judaism'', Torah, Prayer and Acts of Loving Kindness in their work.


Aims of the school

  • To develop in each girl her Charedi Jewish identity while enabling her to experience success, progress and enjoyment academically, personally and socially
  • To develop in each girl her thinking, self-discipline and creativity
  • To develop in each girl a moral understanding and a range of skills, talents and values, in particular, modesty, tolerance, respect of others, courtesy and general demeanour as a בת ישראל (Bas Yisroel - daughter of Israel)
  • To develop in each girl leadership, initiative, tolerance and self-discipline
  • To develop a respect for the environment and an understanding of the world in which we live.
  • To produce בנות ישראל who proudly adhere to the דרך ישראל סבא
  • To enable each girl to experience success, progress and enjoyment academically, personally and socially
  • To deliver a high-class education which is firmly based on Torah principles and combined with the National Curriculum