Colfe's School in London, received press attention recently for their innovative Latin enrichment programme. Not only does the school offer after-school Latin classes for its pupils and pupils of the wider community, but lessons are also offered to parents of pupils.
The parents’ classes were the subject of a Sunday Telegraph news article on 12 Feb 2017.
As well as promoting the classical language to adults who may not have had the chance to learn it before – the course also provides an insight of what it’s like to be back in the classroom. Take-up from parents has been so high that two Latin classes run every Monday night.
This runs alongside Colfe's broader programme with local state schools in Lewisham. Enrichment sessions in Latin, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Debating are offered to Year 10 and 11 pupils from its partnership schools. Over thirty local students currently attend Colfe’s for an hour a week after school and some will sit Latin GCSE. The first cohort of four to go through in 2016 gained A*, A, A and B grades.