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Welcome to Sligo Sudbury School, a place where young people aged 5-18 can learn through play and experience at their own pace, in their own time and in their own way. Our school is founded on freedom, trust, respect and responsibility.  We trust in children’s innate capacity to learn through their very own voyage of discovery and we respect their choices and rights as whole individuals.  Through exercising their rights to choose and to go about their day in a peaceful way, children have an opportunity to learn how to afford others the same rights and how to negotiate the delicate interplay between individual’s freedoms and their responsibilities to the community.

If we wish to see our young people grow into respectful, resourceful, resilient, healthy, compassionate, responsible and passionate adults we must create a rich environment that is imbued with these values and gives ample opportunity to practice these life skills.

We are influenced by many other democratic schools worldwide, and the research and writings of many philosophers, academics and practitioners.  We are particularly inspired by, and grateful for the support of the founder members of Wicklow Sudbury School, Ireland’s first democratic school.

LOCATION

Sligo Sudbury School is located just outside Sligo town in the Faughts townland, Dunally, Calry, Co. Sligo.

CHARITY

Sligo Sudbury School is a Registered Charity.

Charity Registration Number: 20200314

NEWS

Biodiversity Conference 2019

Members of Sligo Sudbury School attended the National Biodiversity Conference on the 20th and 21st February this year and presented a poster board providing an introduction to our biodiversity project and its progress to date. We were represented by Gayle [...]

OPEN DAY 13th March

Our next Open Day is on Wednesday, 13th March from 3-6pm. Anyone who would like to come to see our school and find out more about how a Sudbury School works is welcome to attend.

Slumber Party

On Mon 4th Feb, we all came in early and built a fort out of yoga mats, blankets and cushions. We ate pancakes and just chilled out for the day playing truth or dare. I beat the most jumps on [...]

Woodwork

Wed 6th Feb Colin Harte came in to help us with woodwork. We did sawing and squaring and learned what all of the tools did. At the moment we are in the process of making small wooden planes. We started [...]