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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

Our application for Charitable Status has been submitted to the CRA.

NEWS

Staff Opportunities at Sligo Sudbury School

Sligo Sudbury School is currently recruiting staff members to join our team from September 2018. Overview of the Staff Member role The staff member role is vitally important to the successful running of the school.  Staff members are role models [...]

Sudbury on TV3 July 4, 2018

Gayle Nagle from Sligo Sudbury School, Bernard Moran from Wicklow Sudbury School, together with Julie Meehan on TV3 Ireland am July 4, 2018.  Click on link below to view. Independence Day!! TV3 Ireland AM

Sligo Sudbury School on Today FM

Today FM's Dermot and Dave show had Sligo Sudbury's Gayle Nagle and Julie Meehan as guests on their show June 28, 2018.  Link below to listen to the podcast. https://www.todayfm.com/podcasts/88411/This-School-In-Sligo-Will-Let-Students-Teach-Each-Other