Sligo Sudbury School

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 the principles of freedom and responsibility. In this vibrant environment, children direct their own education with the support of caring adults.

We trust in children’s innate capacity to learn through their own natural drives; we respect their choices and rights as whole individuals.

Children exercise their right to choose and to spend their day how they want. They stay connected to themselves while they learn the delicate balance between individual freedom and responsibility to the community.

If young people are to grow into respectful, resourceful, resilient, compassionate, responsible adults they need a rich environment imbued with these values. They need ample opportunity to practise these life skills.

See our centre of Excellence for Self-Directed Democratic Education below:

Our very own school podcast Self-Directed Life is now live


Our Legal Context

Article 42 of the Constitution of Ireland

“1: The State acknowledges that the primary and natural educator of the child is the Family and guarantees to respect the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide, according to their means, for the religious and moral, intellectual, physical and social education of their children.”