Sutton Park School

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Sutton Park School
Location
St. Fintan's Road, Dublin

Republic of Ireland
Information
TypeIndependent
Opened1957
Head of schoolRonan Walsh
GenderCo-educational
Color(s)Yellow & Navy (Sportswear); White, Red and Navy (Uniform)
MascotLian
Website

Sutton Park School is an independent co-educational multi-denominational (formerly Church of Ireland) day school located just off Saint Fintan's Road in Sutton at the city side of Howth Head on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

History[edit]

Sutton Park School was founded in 1957 as one of the first multi-denominational schools in Ireland. One of the founders was Rosaleen Mills who was an Irish activist and educator. She served here as vice-principal for some years.[1]The original school building is a Georgian House whose previous owners sold on.

Since 2016, it no longer offers Boarding facilities. Sutton Park is an international day school, with students from ages 4 to 19 attending from 22 countries. It is accredited by the Council of International Schools.[2]

Amenities and facilities[edit]

The school is set in a residential area, with the main entrance lying several hundred metres from the coast.[citation needed] The main house is Georgian and houses the Intermediate School (Grades 4 to 6). There are over 40 classrooms in the school in total. The modern block consists of the Junior School building, the language block, and the music block, and connects via a suspended walkway to the Atrium building. The Atrium building houses the English department, the library, a computer room, and the Design & Communications Graphics classroom. Other buildings include the gymnasium/assembly hall, an art room, three science laboratories, and the L-shaped block (which consists of ordinary classrooms). There are four designated computer areas across the school—the library, two computer rooms in the Atrium and Language block respectively, and in the Design & Communications Graphics classroom.[citation needed]

Facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a large blue Astroturf pitch, a grass pitch, a playground, science labs, a library, a large gymnasium with a theatre stage, and an art room.[citation needed]

School sports include hockey, badminton, tennis, football, basketball, tag rugby, athletics (track and field), martial arts, and spikeball. Other activities, which can be done after school, include Science Club, Model United Nations, Debating, Creative Writing, and drama.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evers, Liz (2019). "Mills, Rosaleen Patricia Broughton". In McGuire, James; Quinn, James (eds.). Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ "Sutton Park School - Tes Jobs". www.tes.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  • A guide to Sutton Park by John Davis.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 6°05′36″W / 53.376466°N 6.093427°W / 53.376466; -6.093427