Jewish School is Cleared of Bias

July 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A Jewish school has been cleared of an accusation that its entry criteria racially discriminated against an 11-year-old boy it refused to admit.

The JFS in north-west London rejected him because his mother was not regarded as Jewish, the High Court heard.

The boy - named in court only as M - has a Jewish father. His mother converted to the Jewish faith before he was born but had been a Roman Catholic.

Mr Justice Munby ruled that its entry policy was "entirely legitimate".