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Greek Orthodox secondary school granted Government approval
Britain's first Greek Orthodox secondary school has been given the go-ahead to open in September 2013.
Although the site for St Andrew the Apostle is yet to be approved, proposals include opening the school at Middlesex University's Trent Park campus in Bramley Road.
The school was one of 28 secondary free schools to be accepted by the Department for Education on Friday, and will welcome 11 to 19-year-olds looking for education based on the Christian values of the Greek Orthodox faith.
Classical Education Trust (CET) chairman, Yiannis Pareas, said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open a school that serves the community in Barnet and Enfield as well as the wider Greek Orthodox community in North London."
The CET and the Russell Education Trust (RET) will work together to run the new secondary school.
Mr Pareas added: “The long-term aim of the CET and RET is to ensure that a state funded school can increase the number of students from all backgrounds progressing to university and studying maths, sciences and the classical subjects."