Upcoming events


Wicklow Sudbury School will be giving the keynote speech at The School Expo 2018 on Saturday, March 10th at the RDS. From the event website: ‘An exciting new event bringing all involved in education in Ireland together. Listen to Main Stage speakers, attend our Workshop/Demo Stage, get the children involved & engaged in our new interactive zone & speak to and gather information from a variety of leading educational exhibitors. Parents/Guardians, teachers & children, The School Expo 2018 RDS is an event not to be missed.

More info and ticket sale on their website.


This documentary directed by Christoph Schuhmann explores the question: ‘what happens if children have space to follow their curiosity and work on topics which are meaningful to them?’
43 interviewees, 12 schools and a journey through five different countries on three different continents: Schools of Trust is an emotional and very personal look behind the scenes at unique model schools in Germany, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Israel, many of which have been operating successfully for decades and demonstrate how education can work with no curriculum or marks.
Watch the trailer below. This event is free of charge.

Date: Wednesday, 14th March, 7.30 pm
at Avila House


Following on from our popular first Open House we will be opening our doors to interested families while students and staff are in attendance. This is a great chance for potential students and their families to get a tour of the house & gardens, discuss the school with students and staff, and to have questions answered. Please join us on

Thursday, 22nd March, between 12 – 3pm

at Avila House, Kilpedder, Co. Wicklow

If you are travelling by bus use either Dublin Bus 184 or Bus Eireann Line 133. There is space for a limited number of cars directly at the house. You’ll find suitable spaces at the turn-around spot just a bit up the road, or in the nearby housing estates.

We will hold an ‘Open House’ at regular intervals over the coming year.


These introductory meetings are an excellent opportunity to find out more about Wicklow Sudbury School, self-directed learning and democratic schooling. There’s plenty of space given to discussions, questions & answers and conversations with some of our staff members and current students/parents of students. No booking necessary.

Date: Monday, 16th April, at 7.30pm

Location and travel info as above (Open House).