Welcome to King Solomon High School
My name is Hannele Reece and I am privileged to be the Head Teacher of King Solomon High School, a voluntary aided, Orthodox Jewish comprehensive school based in Forest Road, Barkingside. I believe strongly that KSHS is an ideal model for society today. We are staunchly committed to the Jewish values of learning, community and charity, and as a school in East London, we welcome those of all faiths and those of none.
As an institution we focus upon the things that unite us, not those that divide. This focus is manifested in an inclusive and caring environment, where students know their voice is important but understand that their voice must be not only tolerant of others but also interested and engaged with what they have to say. We are made up of families from all faiths; though predominantly from East London and Essex Jewish and Muslim families, we also consist of students from every other faith and those of no faith at all. We speak over 50 languages and represent over 30 nations whilst all calling London our home. Multiculturalism has often been conflated with a purported lack of identity, but we do not suffer from this.
In May 2016 Ofsted said “Leaders place pupil’s welfare before anything else”, a source of great pride for all who work here. A good school we are not complacent but strive to be better. Our school motto, taken from the Ethics of the Fathers 1:14 under pins the values we stand for and the values we seek to teach our students. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Please accept my invitation to come and see us for yourself.
Ms H Reece