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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4055
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1873-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.92 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Stepney Jewish Primary School x Ilford Jewish Primary School


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Stepney Jewish Primary School was founded in 1863 by the Adler family (Nathan Adler and his son Hermann Adler both held the post of Chief Rabbi). At this time the Jewish population was growing very quickly, particularly in the East End of London. In the twentieth century many Jews moved out to the surburbs in the north-west and east. Ilford became a major Jewish centre and the Stepney School moved to the area in the late 1960s, changing its name at the same time.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Ilford Jewish Primary School, formerly the Stepney Jewish Primary School, including deeds; correspondence; Governors and Management Committee meeting minutes and papers; Buildings Committee minutes; minutes and correspondence relating to the Jewish Youth Club; minutes and correspondence relating to the move from Stepney to Ilford; and records relating to construction including papers of the architect, plans and maps.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in two series: LMA/4055/01: Administration and LMA/4055/02: Buildings.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in several accessions between 1998 and 2014.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further records relating to the Ilford Jewish Primary School can be found amongst the records of the former London County Council. These include school log books, 1884-1970 (LCC/EO/DIV5/STE/LB/001-005) and photographs of the Stepney building taken in the 1970s (photograph library 22.132 STE). Other references to the school can be found in the records of the Office of the Chief Rabbi (ACC/2805/07).

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Description prepared in March 2010, updated January 2018.

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