PIKUACH - Who we are and what we do

Pikuach is the only inspection service accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) to undertake inspections for religious education at Jewish schools in the UK, the statutory equivalent of OFSTED.

Our inspectors


Pikuach inspectors are drawn from every section of the community, but all share one thing in common: they are leading experts in Jewish religious education. Working together with schools, they help them to achieve the highest possible standards in this area of education. View our inspectors.

Who we are


Part of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Pikuach was established in 1996 to meet the government requirement that schools have their denominational religious education provision inspected under Section 48 of the UK Education Acts 1992, 1996.

How we work


The Jewish schools that use Pikuach’s inspection service are visited every few years by inspectors who understand and appreciate their specific ethos. They produce public reports on their findings and will advise schools on how to achieve the highest possible standards in Jewish religious education.


Pikuach plays a crucially important role in ensuring that we have the robust regulatory framework for Jewish education that our children deserve. Pikuach’s inspectors include some of our community’s most talented and experienced educationalists and we are truly blessed to have them.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis - July 2015


DonatePikuach is funded through fees for school inspections and generous donations by individuals and organisations that are committed to raising standards in Jewish religious education. To support us click here and donate with the reference “PIKUACH”

Many thanks to our sponsors:
The Schaller Family
Geoffrey Simmonds
Sir Harry Solomons
Barrie Abrahams
Vivienne Metliss
Andrew Purcell
Maurice Shear

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Contact Us

ADDRESS:
1 Torriano Mews, London NW5 2RZ

DIRECTOR
Jeffrey Leader
Tel: 020 7543 5439
Email: jeffrey.leader@bod.org.uk

CHAIR
Jonathan Miller

ADMINISTRATION
Jackie Emery
Tel: 020 7543 5439
Email: jackie.emery@bod.org.uk