Ireland’s most expensive school will open in September 3 years ago

Ireland’s most expensive school will open in September

Fees cost up to €24,000 per student per annum.

A school charging fees of between €15,900 and €24,000 per student per annum will open in Dublin this coming September.

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The Nord Anglia school will open in Sandyford in September and as well as paying the most expensive school fees in the country, students will not have to follow the State curriculum.

Instead, students will be offered the International Baccalaureate, a diploma programme taught in 5,000 schools in over 150 countries around the world.

One of 50 Nord Anglia schools around the world, the school in Sandyford will not receive any public funding and has had over 1,000 unsolicited applications for teaching posts, according to Principal Paul Crute.

Speaking to Today with Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio One on Thursday, Crute couldn’t specify how many students will be attending the school, but said that it will open to primary and middle school, up to the age of 14.

The Irish language will be taught at the school but will not be compulsory and it will not receive any Government funding.

“I'm very aware that Irish being taught, some people love it, some people don't. We will offer both opportunities. It will not be compulsory,” Crute said.

“We will not be taking any public funding whatsoever,” he added.

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You can listen to the interview in full here.