St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray



Since 2016, through the Business in the Community programme, the school has had a partnership with Amgen, a major U.S. biomedical company, that has a major facility in Dún Laoghaire. The school, and its students, have benefitted greatly from this partnership through:

  • Involvement with the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)
  • Careers events
  • Plant visits
  • Donations of ICT equipment

Other current very successful collaborations include:

  • St. Fergal’s National School (close neighbours and collaborators on a wide range of initiatives)
  • Evros Technology Group (from Spring 2019, Evros is taking St Kilian's CS on board as an educational partner; this has been organised through Ms Sharon O'Reilly, a past pupil and director of the company)
  • Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK supports the school and its students through its corporate responsibility programme, providing careers advice and volunteering time in enhancing the school environment)
  • Creative Schools Initiative (one of five Wicklow schools involved; Mr Brian Cregan is the school's Creatve Associative)
  • Creative Engagement (the school is involved with this NAPD initiative for the first time in 2018-2019)
  • Post Primary Languages Initiative (Japanese for TY, and Saturday Japanese & Russian classes for 5th and 6th Years)
  • Ms. Annie Egan, Solicitor (Street Law programme for TY)
  • Walton Club, TCD (Saturday STEM programme)
  • Sylvester Byrne (musical instrument making with senior students)
  • Sports Promotion Unit, KWETB (whole-school fitness initiatives)
  • Music Generation (a wide range of musical initiatives)
  • Roughan & O’Donovan, Consulting Engineers (apprenticeship scheme for school-leavers)
  • Bray Choral Society (based at St Kilian’s)
  • Ardmore Rovers (junior teams based at the school)
  • Bray Area Partnership (ESL classes for adults)
  • Connect BNYP (community-based youth support initiatives)