KIMS at a glance

Excellence through Inclusion

A school where dynamic and passionate teaching leads to joyful, irresistible learning for ALL.

KIMS is a newly established unique school on the outskirts of Fort Portal offering inclusive, high quality, affordable, education to Primary and Early years children. A strength of the school is the diversity of the pupils that attend and the bespoke curriculum which caters for both local and International children.

We will have 2 mixed aged classes of up to 20 children. The initial intake will form our Key Stage 1 class, for children from 5– 8 years, shortly followed by Key Stage 2 for children from 8 -10 years. There is also specialized provision for preschool children.

The school is located within the beautiful grounds of Kyaninga Lodge, which is 10km from Fort Portal town.  The lodge’s large events facility has been converted into a school, whilst the new purpose-built Education Hub is under construction at the KCDC site in Kitumba, just 4km from Fort Portal town.

The model school comprises a huge ‘Discovery Atrium’, that overlooks a lake and offers a dynamic space, which can be changed to suit the various classroom activities. We have well-equipped learning areas, including zones for art, child-initiated learning through play and a well-stocked library, as well as use of the lodges extensive grounds including a horticulture area, tennis court and games area, large grassy playing fields, a farm with donkeys, goats and other animals and beautiful woodland. The school also has access to the lodge swimming pool at specified times during the week.

Our admissions policy brings together children from very different socio and economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  A scholarship programme funded by donors enables children who may have disabilities or whose background would otherwise prevent them from accessing high quality inclusive education, the opportunity to be part of our inclusive community.

Alongside our mainstream children the school supports children who have a wide range of special educational needs, including physical, intellectual and communication disabilities. Whenever learning together can be shown to benefit both groups, activities and learning spaces will involve both children with disabilities (CwD) and children without disabilities (CwoDs).