Established in 1959, Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School is named after Mathilda Marks.  Mathilda Marks was the daughter of Michael Marks, founder of Marks and Spencer.   She was renowned as a philanthropist and was particularly generous towards educational and medical causes.  She was married late in life to Terence Kennedy, and had no children of her own, but her legacy lives on through generations of MMK children.

The school was originally in Golders Green, where it was known to many parents and pupils as Barclay House.  The school re-located to its current site in Mill Hill in 1989 and became a voluntary aided state school in 1999.

Our one form entry school caters for 228 children from Nursery to Year Six.  We have been consistently listed as one the top performing schools in Barnet.