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Urgently seeking new premises for next school year

The owner of our current building will be selling the property, and we will be moving out at the end of term in June. We have therefore been reaching out to the community to help us search for a suitable building or plot of land for us to rent or buy.

We are looking in the North Wicklow/South Dublin area between Shankill and Newcastle, must be accessible by public transport and would ideal be zoned for educational or commercial use.

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Various media outlets have helped us promote our search, so you can learn all about our situation via our media coverage page. If you have any information, contacts, or leads that could be helpful for finding our school a new home, please email us on wicklowsudbury@gmail.com!


Welcome to Ireland’s first democratic school for self-directed learning.

At Wicklow Sudbury School, we recognise the importance of unstructured play in learning. Students of the school are free to play and fully immerse themselves in whatever passions and interests engage them. Free from scheduled lessons and curriculum, students decide for themselves how to organise their own time. In doing so, they learn to live their own independent lives based on their individual goals and aspirations.

Our school is inspired by the work of generations of educationalists and dozens of alternative schools, which have proven their value in helping children grow up happily and stay in touch with what moves and motivates them.

We are located in a lovely house in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, with a large garden. Kilpedder is accessible by bus and close to the N11.


We’re raising funds for a new home for the school!

Please donate through our iDonate page


Peter Gray on self-directed learning