Language is inextricably linked to culture. At Bishop Christophoros Greek School, we use Greek language to develop our expression, understand tradition and appreciate history. Through use of the Greek language, we encourage students to understand Greek culture, using communication as an opportunity for connection and identity.

Learning another language requires both enthusiasm and determination. It allows self enhancement and develops a strong mental agility and ability. We support our students to develop the key transferable skill of communication that is also fundamental to increased employability and improved career prospects.

Kindergarten and Pre-Primary

During the early years of learning, our students become familiar with the Greek alphabet, distinguishing this from that of the English. They are supported and encouraged to gain confidence to use Greek language in everyday scenarios that they can relate to.

Year 1 and 2

During this stage, students communicate in the Greek language on topics about themselves, their family and school environment. They are introduced to a basic understanding of grammar.

Year 3 and 4

During this stage, students develop expression using Greek language. They are able to convey meaning and write simple paragraphs on familiar subjects.

Year 5 and 6

In years 5 and 6, our students are able to enjoy, understand and actively participate in storytelling. They use literary books for reading and additionally can write different text types (letter, announcement, advertisement).


At this level, students can participate in formal and informal oral presentations using Greek on numerous curricular and extra-curricular topics. They can compose paragraphs on a variety of topics.


Our GCSE students will enhance their ability to communicate comfortably and coherently with native speakers, both orally and in writing, with increased accuracy. They develop a deeper understanding of Greek and Cypriot culture.

Students can perceive language in context and at the same time they learn about the culture of Greece and Cyprus thanks to realistic events and stimuli.

Cultural heritage

Students learn about Greek mythology and historical Greek and Cypriot figures. Additionally, they can appreciate differences and similarities between important celebrations in Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom.

Christian culture

Our school helps students understand important elements of the Orthodox faith, whilst respecting other faiths and beliefs.

Greek community

Working closely with St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the award-winning Ladies Committee (London Faith and Belief Community awards in 2020) we support our students to be integral members of the active Greek and Cypriot community in the UK. This includes opportunities for them to meet the Cyprus High Commission, Greek Embassy, Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, whilst recognizing the contribution of Hellenism to international culture.