School History

Established in 1958, our school’s journey commenced within the walls of a traditional Greek coffee shop (kafeneio) owned by Andreas and Margarita Konstantinou in Lozells. As our school expanded, it found a new home within the premises of our Cathedral. During the early 1960s, an influx of Cypriot immigrant families led to a significant rise in student numbers. To accommodate this growth, we rented rooms from a nearby British school, providing space for over 260 students.

For the following 40 years, our school journeyed through various British school premises in Birmingham and temporary spaces behind the church. However, on November 23rd, 2002, a historic moment arrived with the inauguration of our new building, honored by the presence of Archbishop Grigorios. Since that milestone day, our school has found its permanent home adjacent to the church, in its dedicated premises.

Throughout our history, numerous remarkable individuals have graced our school with their presence. Notably, Bishop Eirinaios dedicated over 30 years to our institution, eventually assuming the role of Head Teacher.

We must also honor the memory of Mr. Christoforos Cartoudis, who taught from 1961 until his retirement a few years before his passing in 2019. His enduring dedication and invaluable contributions have left an indelible mark on our school’s legacy. In recognition of his services, Mr. Cartoudis was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) by Her Majesty in 2014.

In 1995, our school proudly became an examination centre, hosting GCSE and A-Level examinations in Greek, thereby supporting students from various schools annually.

As we move forward, our school remains committed to its educational vision and values. We strive to impart knowledge about the Greek language, history, religion, and culture to instill pride in our students, fostering a strong connection to their heritage.

Thank you for being a part of our journey!

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