The Baytree Centre is an educational charity (charity registration number 1175145) for women and girls, based in the heart of Brixton, south London.
Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching in response to local needs, we address poor housing conditions, homelessness, lack of language and basic skills, trauma due to difficult migration journeys and other barriers that can prevent our 800+ women and girls and their families from thriving.
The services we have developed with and for our clients focus on education, training, and employability skills to enhance confidence and self-esteem, raise aspirations and provide opportunities and networks to improve the lives of women and girls whom we serve.
Baytree’s education and support programmes are flexible and tailor services to the needs of the people living locally. All projects combine education with one-to-one mentoring. Social mobility mentoring gives women and girls the tools to identify and overcome their specific challenges and improve their life chances. Baytree’s relational and professional approach ensures women and girls recognise their own worth and take concrete steps to build a bright future for themselves, their families and their communities.
We inspire and support women and girls to gain the skills, confidence and wisdom they need to thrive in life, work and family. Baytree’s unique approach provides networks, opportunities and skills that empower women and girls. By supporting the women in our community, they improve economic and social inclusion for themselves and their families.
At Baytree, we use Character Development as an educational approach that involves helping girls discover their own strengths and weaknesses and develop good habits. Our Character Development programme aims to empower girls to approach everyday decisions with the strength of good habits and critical thought.Baytree has selected four key character traits: Resilience, Self-control, Good judgement, and Fairness, and all of them help the girls to understand their purpose.
supports girls in their final term of Year 6 and in year Year 7 with the transition from primary to secondary school; Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
for girls in years 8-9; Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
for girls in years 10 and above; Wednesdays from 5:00 -7:00 pm.