Greek Parents Association

The Greek Parents Association (GPA) was established in 1952 by the Cypriot poet Tefkros Anthias and a small group of Cypriot immigrants.   

The GPA's original aim was to promote the welfare and education of what was then the first generation of the Cypriot immigrants to Britain.

  • The GPA provided a focal point for assistance and free advice and counselling on range of issues including welfare, health, housing, employment and personal problems.
  • It provided tuition in the English language and customs to the newly arrived Cypriots.
  • It also established the first Greek Community School in London at Camden square in Camden Town.

Over the years the services that the GPA provides have been adapted to the changing need of our community. The need for the advisory services and the teaching of English has diminished over the years and our focus has been concentrated on assisting our British born community members to maintain and enhance their connection to Cyprus and Greece to learn the Greek language, culture, history, customs and religion and by doing so become more confident and proud regarding their roots and background.

By providing these services to our community, the GPA is able to help the Cypriots in London to realise their full potential through provision of language skills, instilling of cultural awareness, promotion of racial harmony and developing a sense of social responsibility to enable them to become fully involved, responsible members of society in Britain. These services are in a sense a long-term investment in people, enabling them to develop a sense of inclusion and engendering a greater social responsibility and self-improvement.

Over the last 64 years the Association has grown substantially and now comprises of the GPA community Centre, together with 9 schools and Youth Clubs throughout London.

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GPA Dinner & Dance 2019

The GPA is proud to announce that the Dinner and Dance will be held on the 17th March 2019 at the ‘ The Grand Palace’, 242 Wood Green Road, N22 8JX at 4 pm.

All GPA schools are cordially invited to attend and grace us with their dancing skills.

If you would like to place an advert in our Annual Brochure please click here for the form.

Ticket prices for the evening are £20 for children and £35 for adults.  This includes soft drinks, beer and wines. Please speak to your individual School Treasurers who will organise receipts for payments and assist in table arrangements within your own school area.

There will also be a raffle on the evening. Tickets are priced at £5 per pack or £1 per ticket.  These can also be purchased from your local Greek School, and will also be handed out to all children in due course, so please check their bags on a regular basis.

The GPA and its members look forward to welcoming you on the evening for an enjoyable evening full of entertainment, live music and good food.

Letter to Parents\Carers