A Jewish school is allowing students to not wear blazers with their logo on it as part of increased security measures over fears of violence following the Hamas attack on Israel.

The Jewish Free School (JFS) in Kenton has already made headlines following the attack after former pupil Nathanel Young, who was serving the Israeli Defence Service, was killed on the Gaza border last Saturday (October 7).

Another former pupil, Jake Marlow, was reported missing while providing security at a music festival near Kibbutz Re’im, close to the Gaza border.

While the Metropolitan Police have said there will be an enhanced visible presence of officers “particularly in London’s Jewish communities”, JFS has said it will also be taking action to provide more protection to their current students.

David Moody, the headteacher, told The Times that Jewish protection charity the Community Security Trust (CST) has deployed “extra security” to ensure safe travel to all students.

In an email to parents, seen by The Times, a school spokesperson said: “The most important thing is to ensure the safe passage of students between home and school and to make sure that this school is set up to care for our children during the school day.”

Part of the changes reportedly include no after-school detentions this week so that the children are able to take the school buses, but also allowing school blazers to be optional.

Police have also announced measures to prevent antisemitic attacks.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Londoners will continue to see officers on the streets, in our communities across London in the days to come following days to reassure and protect.

“We have zero tolerance for any hate crimes. Anyone with concerns, or who has witnessed any offences should speak to an officer or contact police online, via 101 or call 999 in an emergency.”