A school has been cleared of racial discrimination in a High Court ruling.
JFS, a Jewish state school in The Mall, Kenton, had been challenged by the son of a convert about its admission policy.
The father of the rejected pupil claimed his son was refused admission for ethnic reasons rather than religious reasons.
Mr Justice Mumby ruled the establishment of Jewish status is a matter of religious law and not something to be determined by the secular courts in his report published last Thursday.
Chairman of governors Russell Kett said: "The judgment is fully consistent with the facts presented by JFS and its advisers from the outset. The school abhors all forms of discrimination and welcomes the judge's express finding that JFS does not racially discriminate."
Due to the fact the school is oversubscribed, JFS applies an admissions policy, which means children of Orthodox Jews who are recognised by the Office of the Chief Rabbi in Britain can attend the state school. The case was brought by the father of a boy, known only as M whose mother had converted to Judaism under a rabbi from the Progressive synagogue.
The father, who is known as E, argued that M was Jewish and practised his faith.
Two other families also supported the case as their children had also been refused entry from JFS as they were not recognised as Jewish by the Office of the Chief Rabbi in Britain.