Τhere are four types of primary education institutions with special status:
● Primary school classes that are held in children’s hospitals.
● The primary school in Rizokarpasso, in the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus. In 2010/11, this school had four teachers and eighteen children.
● Home education. In the case that a child is too ill to attend school, the Ministry of Education and Culture arranges for a teacher to teach the child at home.
● Greek community schools that function in the United Kingdom for the Greek and Greek Cypriot diaspora communities living there. The Cyprus Educational Mission (Κυπριακή Εκπαιδευτική Αποστολή) of the Ministry of Education and Culture supervises these institutions and an Inspector residing in the UK has been appointed specifically for this mission. Most of these schools offer classes of Greek as a second language after school hours or at the weekend, while a small number of institutions operate as full day Greek schools. Greek language books have been adapted to the needs of the children residing in the United Kingdom.