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First Greek Orthodox free school to open

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23849456 27 August 2013 Last updated at 11:19 ET First Greek Orthodox free school to open The first state-funded Greek
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      27 August 2013 Last updated at 11:19 ET
      First Greek Orthodox free school to open

      The first state-funded Greek Orthodox secondary school in England is set
      to open next week in north London.

      St Andrew the Apostle School in Barnet will teach pupils aged 11 to 19,
      beginning this term with an initial Year 7 intake.

      The school will teach Greek, Latin and classics, alongside the
      mainstream curriculum.

      It will open as part of the free school initiative, in which state
      schools are set up by parents or other providers.

      Half the pupils at the school are expected to come from Greek Orthodox
      backgrounds, with the remaining places available to other pupils.

      The school will have an ethos influenced by the Greek Orthodox church
      and will aim to serve families in the Greek community in north London.

      The word "ethos" is itself a Greek word meaning character.

      This will be one of more than 100 free schools set to open this academic
      year.

      But they have remained controversial, particularly with teachers' unions.
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