Network Co-ordinator: Angela Dix,

Founded in 2018, we support state primary and secondary schools in the Cambridge area to introduce classics to the school curriculum.  The network works in partnership with the University of Cambridge, the local Classical Association and The Leys School, an independent school committed to promoting classics in state schools.

In 2019 with a grant from John Coates Charitable Trust, we reached seven new schools in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, four primary schools and three secondary schools.  Highlights included:

  • training 20 primary and secondary school teachers, largely non specialists, to teach Latin and classical civilisation as part of the curriculum.
  • extending the teaching of classics at Chesterton Village College and Parkside School, where pupils now study both Latin and Ancient Greek.
  • the introduction of Latin on timetable at Swavesy Village College for pupils in years 7 and 8.
  • the introduction of Latin and/or Ancient Greek Great Abington and St Peter's Wisbech primary schools as a main foreign language on the curriculum.
  • a packed programme of continuing professional development which reached over100 local teachers.

Despite recent school disruption, we continue to train schools online and have a packed programme of activities lined up for the new school term in September 2020 with three new primary schools and three new secondary schools geared up to start teaching classics.

If you teach in a state school and want our help to start teaching or develop classics on on off the curriculum, please get in touch. 

Classics for All is very grateful for the grant of £3,000 provided by John Coates Charitable Trust in July 2018 for work with schools in Cambridgeshire.

We invite individual or corporate sponsorship of our regional networks. If you would like to find out more, please contact Sacha: or 07854 634 861.