Shabbat (or Sabbath) begins each Friday evening at sunset and goes out on Saturday evening at nightfall. During the winter months, the school closes at 1.30pm on Fridays to allow Jewish families to get home early to prepare. Each Friday in school, the children celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat in
For Jewish people, Shabbat is traditionally a day of rest when families visit
As an inclusive Jewish school, we ask all parents and carers to refrain from organising class parties on Shabbat or festivals to ensure that observant Jewish children will be able to participate. Similarly, we request that school governors are not contacted during Shabbat or festivals.