Today last day for children at Ilford Jewish Primary School, Barkingside before move

Ilford Jewish primary school is packing up ready to move to their new site.
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Ilford Jewish primary school is packing up ready to move to their new site. Mrs Johnstone, Mrs Harris, Mrs Levin (Head), Aimee Nosser, Matilda Livingstone and Brooke Wolpert (all year 6) - Credit: Archant

A headteacher who has seen three of her own children graduate from a primary school said she is sad but excited about moving to a new site.

Children at Ilford Jewish Primary School, Carlton Drive, Barkingside are having their last lessons on that site this afternoon.

Come September they will be sharing a campus with King Solomon High School, Forest Road, Barkingside.

Roz Levin, headteacher of the primary school, said: “We are sad but excited. The new premises have fabulous resources and we will be taking the heart of the school with us.

“It will still be the same, just in a different building.”

The new site will have state of the art computers and technology including iPads as well as a multipurpose games pitch.

Mrs Levin said: “It’s not that we have outgrown the site, but we had the opportunity to move on to the site of King Solomon.

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“Lots of children have siblings there so it’s better for parents in that respect.”

She said her staff visited the new site and that they were impressed with how light and airy they new building is.

“We are moving next week and the staff have been packing up 630 packing cases,” Mrs Levin added.

She said they had been talking about the move for the past eight years and she is pleased the new site will be open in time for when children return on September 9.

“The children are very very excited,” Mrs Levin said.

“It’s a very calm atmosphere for the children to work in with lots of light.

“The education standards will be just as high but the environment is much more conducive to learning.”

She said that sharing the site would mean they could save money by placing orders in bulk with King Solomon.

Asked if she would miss anything about the Carlton Road school, she answered: “The leak I had above my desk I won’t miss”.