The Greek School of Coventry has been operating at its current location since 1973 and its original aim was to teach the Greek language. It was housed above the church premises and consisted of 3 classrooms. The Greek Orthodox Community of Coventry had set its goals as early as 1980 to build a purpose school on the site and this was achieved in 1994.
The School operates on Fridays from 18:30 until 20:30 and on Saturdays from 10:30 until 15:00, and teaches children from the age of 4 years old up to A Level. It also offers Greek language lessons for adults. Children at school are taught the Modern Greek language, history, geography, religious education, dancing and singing, theatre and drawing.
The Greek School of Coventry comes under the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration Coventry, and is Registered as a charity (charity No: 1038431) under the name of the Greek Orthodox Community of Coventry; it is regulated by the Constitution of the Holy Churches and Communities of the Greek Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, ratified by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, protocol Number 332 April 5th, 1971.
The Greek School of Coventry, according to the Constitution, operates under the Community Board of the Greek Orthodox Community of Coventry, which appoints the School Committee and Chairman from among its members for a term of two years. These members may be reappointed in line with the re-election of the new Community Board which takes place very two years. The School Committee manages its own fund raising events and prepares its own accounts annually which are submitted to the accountants and auditors of the Greek Orthodox Community of Coventry. The School Committee meets once a month.
- Our major aims are to promote the Greek language, culture and heritage whilst we recognize and value the importance of living in a multicultural society.
- While placing a strong emphasis on academic success we encourage our children to adopt Christian principles and to be proud of their background, culture and heritage and to show mutual respect and support for each other and the wider community whilst simultaneously respecting the values and beliefs of other ethnic minorities.
- As a supplementary school we aim to create as broad and balanced a curriculum to excite and motivate the children, promoting their enthusiasm for learning and inspiring them to acquire and enjoy a wide range of skills and knowledge
- What we want is to establish the Greek School of Coventry as a centre of excellence to attract children from the age of 4, from all backgrounds and from as wide an area as possible. The syllabus incorporates Modern Greek Language up to A2 level history, geography, religious education, theatre, drawing, singing, and dancing.