Frequently Asked Questions
Normally, children are able to enrol at the School after their sixth birthday. Children may enrol earlier depending on language ability, behavioural maturity and providing there are available spaces at the School.
The School runs Nursery and Reception classes during the week, providing there are adequate children numbers to set up a class. Please register your interest with the School Headteacher and you will be advised on whether Nursery and Reception classes will run on any particular year.
I am not sure whether I should register my child at the Greek School or whether I should offer private tuition.
By attending the Greek School, children benefit not only from acquiring Greek language skills but they also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, school events and learn traditional greek songs and dances. Both the children and their parents make lots of new friends too!
The School offers a free three-week trial on request. During the trial parents will be given feedback on how the child is settling in so that they can make a decision on whether they would like the child to continue.
The School recognises that Greek-speaking children learn differently from English-speaking children and for this reason offers classes tailored to the different abilities of children. Generally, Greek-speaking children attend School on Saturdays and English-speaking children on Fridays. The Headteacher will inform you following your child’s assessment which class it is likely to benefit the most from.
You can register the child at any time during the academic year, although it is preferable that the child enrols in September so that it does not miss out.
The School offers two preparatory classes for the GCSE exams. Depending on numbers and demand, it may offer A level preparation classes.
I am not of Christian faith but would still like my child to benefit from attending the Greek School. Can my child be exempt from religious activities?
The Greek School is open to children from all backgrounds, including religious and ethnic backgrounds. If you would like your child to attend the School but be exempt from religious activities, please notify the School in writing and the child will be exempt from participation in religious activities.
I would like my child to attend the Greek School but I am concerned that I may find it difficult to pay the school fees.
The School makes every effort to keep fees as low as possible and a lot of work is undertaken by unpaid volunteers to keep costs low. The School offers different payment methods to assist parents, for example by termly or monthly instalments. Parents facing exceptional circumstances can request a tailored payment plan.
All our teachers are DBS checked and have completed safeguarding training. The Headteacher is the safeguarding lead. The School has in place suitable policies and procedures to ensure the health & safety and safeguarding of children at all times at the School.