'It is with much regret that due to the financial impact of Covid-19 we will not be in a position to re-open our school next September. We are grateful for all of the learning which took place at OAK Sudbury School and for the special memories which were created in such a short space of time.  We would like to especially thank all of the families who enrolled with us in September 2019/2020.  Also thank you to everybody who came to visit and offer support.  We wish you and your families all the very best. Go raibh maith agaibh from all at OAK SUDBURY SCHOOL'.

Fáilte go dtí OAK Sudbury School.

OAK Sudbury School is a space where children from 5-18 years can explore a world of learning at their own pace and in their own unique way.  We respect the choices and rights of each individual (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and we adhere to the claim that all children have a desire to learn because of their natural curiosity.  The gift children give to each other during each day lies in the manner of conduct and respect they have towards each other.  In this regard, they experience both the freedom and responsibility that is needed to be a part of the school community.

We are influenced by Peter Gray and Daniel Greenberg's work in particular, along with the research and writings of many philosophers, academics and members of democratic schools around the world. We are grateful for the support and are very much inspired by the founder members of Sligo Sudbury School (founded in 2018) and Wicklow Sudbury School (Ireland's First Democratic School)












OAK Sudbury School is located just 8 min from Midleton in the townland of Ballinascartha.


OAK Sudbury School is in the process of applying for charity status.


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