About The School

At the Hellenic School of Manchester we are proud to offer a caring family atmosphere putting an emphasis on every student. We want everyone to develop to their full potential academically and socially, so that they become responsible and caring adults in their later lives.

The school is a non-profit organisation managed by committee members who volunteer their time to the school. Their role is to work closely with the Headteacher and staff, in order to provide the very best education that we can. The committee is also responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the school, for ensuring that the budget is managed and for supporting our staff.

​Our school is recognised by and operates in partnership with the Greek and Cypriot Ministries of Education that set the curriculum. This is tailored to the students that learn Greek in a Supplementary School environment, while they attend a full time English school and it is not an exact match of the full time educational system in Greece or Cyprus.

​The School accepts children as young as 1½ years old, mainly of Greek and Greek Cypriot origin. However, children of any other background with an interest in Greek language and culture are also welcome at to join our school.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and aim for enjoyment in learning. All our staff is experienced and works in partnership with parents and children so that we can provide the best education possible.

Brief History

Our school was founded in 1955 by the Greek Cypriot ex-pat community living in Greater Manchester. For many years, the school was run by volunteers and children could attend without paying fees. The school took place on Saturdays at the premises of a mainstream school in Greater Manchester. 

Due to the love and support of the Greek Cypriot community towards this cause, around 2000 we managed to overcome great challenges and build our own premises to house our school.

Over the years, the school has taken part in many celebrations and competitions with other Supplementary and Ethnic Minority schools in Greater Manchester.

Our Philosophy

It is a primary objective of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly. In everything we do, we work to ensure that our pupils, staff and families feel happy, safe and secure. Behaviour, performance and attendance that reflect these values are rewarded and celebrated at school. Negative behaviour that is counter to our values is not tolerated.

​The children are taught to be proud and thankful to be able to benefit from the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and respect for people of different faiths and beliefs.

​We want to ensure pupils embrace a learning culture which allows them to enjoy their supplementary education, love the challenge of learning, thrive in lessons and be resilient to failure. This allows them to make progress in the Greek language and extend their skills for the next steps in their education.

Our Mission

At the heart of our supplementary school is our vision for our children, their families and our broader community. This vision is grounded on our belief that the purpose of supplementary education is to allow children to learn and grow in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.

We believe in setting ambitious targets and supporting our students to embrace the Greek language and culture, through the provision of support tailored to their individual needs. We work hard to ensure that they enjoy their learning and that they are engaged both in the classroom and beyond, through participation in the large number of co-curricular activities we have on offer.

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