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About Us
What we do

Kilcooley Together provides opportunity for people who live in or near the Kilcooley area. As a group we are made up of 4 organisations who are based in the local area. These organisations offer education for a range of learners, including pre-school, primary, pre-16, post-16 and adult. We believe that we can help you unlock a better future.

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Meet our Partners

Four key organisations decided to come together to form Kilcooley Together in order to support the local community and provide opportunity to those who want to go through education at any stage in life. It doesn't matter if you're at the start of your journey or if you left high school years ago. Kilcooley Together will help to support your dreams and improve your future.

Ards and North Down Alternatives

Bangor Alternatives was established in 2005 as a community based restorative programme working with the Ards and North Down area to address issues of community conflict with a focus on paramilitary attacks. It emerged from the centrally co-ordinating organisation, Northern Ireland Alternatives, which has been operational since 1997and has over 30 members of staff.


The following programmes are currently being rolled out within Kilcooley and the Ards and North Down area.

Neighbourhood Renewal/Community Development


Start Programme


SAFE Programme


Stars Programme


DARE

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Kilcooley Women's Centre

As the only women's centre serving Ards/North Down and unique in Co Down, where possible we offer outreach training to smaller towns and villages in the Borough.  On 2nd June 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth announced in the London Gazette that she had awarded the  centre the 'Queens Award for Voluntary Service' in recognition of the service to the community from 1995.


The Centre has been acknowledged as a valuable asset within the community and has developed a diverse range of services to meet the identified needs of women, children and their families living within the Kilcooley and wider Ards & North Down area. Local women are involved in the staffing and management of the centre. Kilcooley Women's Centre is a key provider of training, health awareness, childcare and young women's activities and leads on community-based education in the area. 


The Centre currently operates out of various sites, each one offering a welcoming environment, where local women can engage in a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, programmes for young women aged 16-24, employability skills, health and wellbeing programs, peace and reconciliation activities, arts programs and personal development programs to build skills, confidence and self-esteem.   To work towards self-sustainability in a climate of austerity and reduced grants and funding, KWC is working towards a social economy business model as a trading arm.  

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Kilcooley Primary School

The school Principal is Mrs. Brown and the Vice Principal is Mrs. K Maguire, both have been at the school for many years and are supported by a wealth of experienced teachers, classroom assistants and support staff, including a learning engagement officer.

 

The school aims to provide a stimulating and interesting environment in which all children are encouraged to reach their full potential in all areas of the curriculum, as members of a happy and caring community. 

 

Accommodation includes a kitchen and dining area, an assembly PE hall, an administration block and two parent rooms. Twelve classrooms are presently used as class bases, including a Nurture Group, Nursery Unit, Key Stage 1 Social Communication class, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Learning Support classes.  Other rooms are used as a Computer Suite, library and counselling provision. 

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