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Kantor King Solomon High School

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Established  1993
DfE URN  102861 Tables
Number of students  900
Founded  1993
Headteacher  Mr. M .Slater
Phone  +44 20 8498 1300
Founder  Mr Alastir Falk
Type  Comprehensive voluntary aided school
Religion  Modern Orthodox Judaism
Location  Forest Road Barkingside Essex (London) IG6 3HB England
Address  Forest Rd, Ilford IG6 3HB, UK
Motto  "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14
Local authority  Redbridge London Borough Council
Similar  Caterham High School, Beal High School, Woodbrid High School, Valentines High School, Wanstead High School
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Kantor King Solomon High School is a Modern Orthodox Judaism comprehensive school located in Barkingside, Greater London, England. It was opened in 1993 by its first headmaster, Mr Alastair Falk.

In March 2007, it was announced that Spencer Lewis would be appointed the new headteacher of the school, replacing the previous headmaster, Rabbi James Kennard. This resulted in larger group sizes, and in the admission of non-Jewish students. According to the Jewish Chronicle, for 2011 non-Jewish students would make up 40% of the school. The school teaches mandatory Jewish Studies lessons to all of its pupils and offers a 2-week trip to Israel for students in Year 9 of the school. There used to be other school trips traditionally taken each year which was Belgium in Year 9. However, there are now no traditional trips to Belgium. There is also a 1-week trip to Poland for Year 12 6th form students. In the middle of 2013 it was announced that Spencer Lewis would be leaving Kantor King Solomon for other opportunities as Headmaster at Yavneh College. Jo Shuter was announced as his replacement. Following Jo Shuter's departure Dr Doherty was appointed to act as the interim(acting) headteacher.

In November 2016, the school was formally renamed Kantor King Solomon High School after donations from Dr Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress.

As a comprehensive school, it follows the National Curriculum which is as follows:

Years 10-11 GCSE, Years 12-13 (6th form) A levels. KKSHS is a technology college; at least one technology subject must be chosen by each GCSE student. All four are studied prior to GCSE.

Owing to an increased number of break-ins and thefts, the school has installed CCTV cameras in the ICT classrooms. There are also several CCTV cameras installed in other places around the school.

Notable former pupils

  • Stacey Solomon – X Factor Finalist 2009
  • Jack Payne – Huddersfield United footballer
  • Katie Griffiths Waterloo road actress
  • References

    Kantor King Solomon High School Wikipedia


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