Catholic Community Support
Supporting the Vulnerable
“The St. Kizito school will be a centre of educational excellence, welcoming and supporting some of the poorest children in the community; these children will be provided with an opportunity to reach their full potential in a way that would be near impossible without its presence.”
(Julianne Cassidy, St. Kizito Primary School Architect)
St Kizito Primary School seeks to help address the need for high quality education in the area. Local state school education is limited and private school education is beyond the reach of most Chilomoni residents. St Kizito is designed for 480 students, with an intake of two forms per year. A tiered fee structure will be used, with one third of students paying full fees, one third partially subsidised by Beehive and the final third on full scholarships. This will allow the poorest in the community to access quality education, whilst creating a sustainable framework from which Beehive can fund its on-going running costs. We aim to create an international level of teaching, with UK space standards and ratios. We will have 1 Teacher to every 30 students, as opposed to the local 1:120 standard. We will encourage all students to complete their primary school education and to go onto secondary school. This would be a great achievement in an area where only 58% complete primary school. All students will be supported by Beehive’s community outreach programmes – the Family Support Office and the Extended School Workers teams.