Core Principles

We are committed to creating a relaxed and comfortable environment where children enjoy independent and self-directed learning towards becoming critical thinkers, equipped for life as unique, capable  individuals.

Core Principles

  • We believe children are innately curious and learn naturally without coercion. Wicklow Sudbury School is a place where children can play and learn by following their passions and interests, where there are no compulsory classes and no set curriculum.
  • At our school equal importance will be given to all activities and interests.  Practical skills, the Arts and Academics are held equally.
  • Wicklow Sudbury School will be a comfortable, safe place for children to learn, play and explore.
  • The school will have a democratic structure with each child and each staff member having an equal vote in  decision making and in the creation of the rules and regulations of the school.
  • The children will be supported by the staff to discover and  pursue their interests and passions.
  • Students and staff will be encouraged to participate in respectful communication such as NVC for problem solving, conflict resolution, discussion and disciplinary issues.
  • As well as providing indoor space we will provide outdoor, green spaces for exploration, play and learning.

Peter Grays Six Criteria

AWE Peter Gray's six criteria