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. The original school building is a Georgian House whose previous owners sold on.

Today[edit]

Sutton Park is an international day school, with students from ages 4 to 19 attending from 22 countries. Since 2016, it no longer offers Boarding facilities. The school is very multicultural and interethnic, and class sizes are small.

The school's mascot, Lian, was established in 2016 by a group of Grade 4 students. Lian is a lion who plays an active role in all school activities.

Amenities and facilities[edit]

The school is set in a mature residential area, with the main entrance lying several hundred metres from the coast. 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.

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.

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, Drama, and others. Evening Study is available for all students from 5pm to 7pm every day.

Library[edit]

There are seven computers, all with internet access, available to students. Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities are also available. A smaller library for Junior School students is located in the back. An open area with multiple shelving units, a large study space, and a small soft seating area is located in the main space of the library.

Sources[edit]

  • ^ 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