Yavneh College, Borehamwood

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Yavneh College
Established 2006
Type Academy
Religion Jewish
Executive Headteacher of Yavneh Schools Spencer Lewis
Founders Dena Coleman
Location Hillside Avenue
51°39′15″N 0°16′06″W / 51.65422°N 0.26826°W / 51.65422; -0.26826Coordinates: 51°39′15″N 0°16′06″W / 51.65422°N 0.26826°W / 51.65422; -0.26826
DfE URN 136922 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1052
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Achva, Hoda'ah, Orah, Shalva and Yedidya
Colours Red and Black
Website www.yavnehcollege.org

Yavneh College in the UK is a Jewish secondary school and sixth form for boys and girls aged 11-18 yrs.


The school was established in 2006 when it contained just 93 year 7 pupils on a £35m campus which was designed for 1,000 pupils.

When founded, the school was led by headmistress, Dr. Dena Coleman, who died in June 2013, just a few weeks before her planned retirement.[1] In September 2013, Mr Spencer Lewis took over the role of headteacher, having previously had the same role at Kantor King Solomon High School.[citation needed]

• The school previously had specialist school status as a Business and Enterprise College (before converting to an academy).

·In September 2016, Yavneh college opened its doors to a completely new school, Yavneh primary. Currently there is only one reception class but the school intend to expand in the upcoming future.


  1. ^ Alastair Falk, ‘Coleman , Dena (1952–2013)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Jan 2017 accessed 8 May 2017

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