St. Andrew the Apostle is an 11-18 secondary school, established in September 2013. The school serves all students in Barnet and Enfield as well as the wider Greek Orthodox community in North London. The school is based on the Christian faith and moral principles of the Greek Orthodox Church, but open to students of all faiths and none. We aim to make the kind of curriculum which is more often available in the independent sector (a traditional core curriculum with options in Greek, Latin and Classics) available in a state-funded school.
St Andrew the Apostle aims to:
Deliver a broad curriculum, academic excellence and exceptional progress across the ability range
Foster a spirit of kindness, tolerance and responsibility which allows each student to grow as an individual and a community member
Encourage more students to progress to university to study maths, sciences and the classical subjects
The school's education partner is the Russell Education Trust (RET).
RET worked with Bristol Parents Voice to open Bristol Free School in 2011. It is also the sponsor for Becket Keys CofE Free School, the largest Free School in the country; which opened in September 2012. They established two more free schools in 2013; St. Andrew the Apostle School, and Kings School in Hove.
RET is an academy sponsor approved by the Secretary of State for Education. It works in partnership with the national school improvement company, Education London (EL), and a group of outstanding partner schools, head teachers and Ofsted trained inspectors.
EL is highly respected for its support to a number of new academies and as the sole Education Services provider to the London Challenge. EL gave its private funds to set up RET and still gives a combination of pro-bono and at-cost support to RET free schools.
St Andrew the Apostle admits 150 students into Year 7 each year.
Please see our current Admissions Policy for details.
Please see our Site page for details.
Yes. In common with other RET sponsored schools and academies, staff are employed under the the School Staffing Regulations that apply to all other maintained schools and academies and the nationally agreed pay and conditions for teachers and school support staff including pension schemes.
December 20 - 2016: St Andrew the Apostle School performing arts students provide festive cheer and raise money for local charities. Read More...
December 2 - 2016: St Andrew the Apostle School marked the feast day of our patron saint with special assemblies and a visit to church. Read more...
October 21 - 2016: See which student beat off more than 5300 competitors to win a prize for his money and finance abilities in the national My Money Week schools’ competition. Read more...
July 2nd - 2015: Teaching at St Andrew the Apostle School is outstanding and current achievement exceeds national expectations by a wide margin - says Ofsted. Read more...