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11th Jan 2018

Ireland’s most expensive school set to open in September

Parents will pay fees of up to €24k per year

It’s said to be “ground-breaking.”

Ireland’s most expensive school is set to open in September with fees reaching up to €24,000 per year.

The school, named The Nord Anglia, will be based in Leopardstown, Co. Dublin.

Paul Crute, the principal of Nord Anglia, told RTÉ Radio One: “The fees are eye-catching … but you can’t compare the school to any school you’ve got in Ireland currently. There’s only 200 schools on the planet that will offer the curriculum that this school is offering.

“It’ll be the first all-through international (school) but it will offer the three stages of the International Baccalaureate.

“It will have bespoke collaborations with some of the world’s best universities who’ve helped design the curriculum such as Juilliard and MIT. It’s going to be a ground-breaking exercise.”

He continued: “We will have a personalised teaching programme. Classes will be much smaller depending on the subject. Children with special needs will also be catered for at the school. Every child is important at Nord Anglia.

“There has been over an overwhelming interest in the school. We’ll have to wait and see how many students register.”

Mr Crute added the Irish will not be a compulsory subject.