Kantor King Solomon High School
|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|
|Type||Comprehensive voluntary aided school|
|Religion||Modern Orthodox Judaism|
|Headteacher||Mr. M .Slater|
|Founder||Mr Alastir Falk|
|DfE URN||102861 Tables|
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.
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.
Notable former pupils
- Stacey Solomon – X Factor Finalist 2009
- Jack Payne – Huddersfield United footballer
- Katie Griffiths Waterloo road actress
- Rocker, Simon (21 July 2011). "Sinai asked to take non-Jewish pupil"
- "REDBRIDGE: School installs CCTV in classrooms". Thisislocallondong.co.uk (8 October 2008). Retrieved 25 April 2012.