I have made a static page, called it home, and applied it under Settings, Reading.
I then had two home pages. On further investigation various sites suggest making the static home page a sub-page of any other page to hide it. Andreas09 allows for sub-menus so that did not help. I still had a second home page in the sub-menu position.
I then tried various plugins to hide the static home page from the sub-menu but all that did was hide all my menus (except the default home page link).
I am guessing the next step would be to go into the header code and hide the default home page link. This may affect everyone using that theme though.
Any advice would be appreciated.