Supporting preschool education
This academic year, the school will be completing projects financed by the European Union, specifically from the European Structural and Investment funds (ESI funds) involved in Operational Programme Research, Development and Education. This project, called “Supporting our preschool education” form 1, registration n.: CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/16_022/0003068 is dedicated to professional development of teachers and increasing quality of preschool education including easing the transition between preschool and school for children.
Children's group iSchool - continuing project
om 1st July 2020, the school as an independent non-profit organisation initiated the second project calle Children's group ISCHOOL - continuing project, registration n. CZ.03.1.51/0.0/0.0/19_101/0016932. This project is financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund (ESF) aimed at the Operational Programme Employment. The content and aim of this second project is to continue offering high quality care for children from 1 to 3 years old and thus help parents with their work / life balance.
Individual financial support: COVID-19
In 2020 our school has received funding from the regional authority in the total amount of 195 000 CZK to partly cover operations and teachers salaries during the difficult period when the school was closed for daily attendance of pupils. British school in Olomouc funds its operations from private tuition from parents. After the school closure in Spring 2020 we had to return part of the tuition back to parents. This extra funding helped us to cover partially this significant loss in revenues.
Financial support towards Cambridge Fees
The Statutory City of Olomouc contributed CZK 24,000 to the school in 2022 to co-finance the licence for the Cambridge Primary foreign educational programme. Each year the school pays Cambridge Assessment cca 3500 GBP to use the Cambridge curriculum and all the resources supporting the work of teachers.
In 2020 our school received a financial grant from the Olomouc region authority. These funds were used to build a new playground for both preschool and school children. The funding (270CZK) was used to install a new playground castle, swing, new larger sand pit and an interactive train structure.
We founded iSchool many years ago being convinced that teaching children is our calling and duty.