Nord Anglia International School Dublin is fully accredited to deliver the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
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The Republic of Ireland’s small international school sector is centred on Dublin. There are schools offering the curriculums of France, Germany and the International Baccalaureate as well as a cluster of Montessori primary schools and kindergartens.
Ireland has five IB World Schools, of which four offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
The Nord Anglia Education group, which operates more than 50 international schools around the world, opened a new through-train school in Dublin in September 2018. Nord Anglia International School Dublin plans to offer all three stages of the IB curriculum.
Education is compulsory for 10 years from age six to 16. In practice, children usually start school at age four or five. State schools are free at all levels and most teach in English, while Irish language classes are mandatory throughout. Primary school continues to age 12 or 13, when pupils enter the three-year secondary school junior cycle.
The 10-subject Junior Certificate is taken by all students at age 15 to 16. A transitional year may precede the two-year senior cycle leading to the Leaving Certificate, which is taken at age 18 or 19. Senior students have to study at least five subjects including Irish and usually take seven. Some private schools exempt international students from mandatory Irish classes.
Ireland has four public universities, including the federal National University of Ireland, which has four campuses. Net enrolment was 95 per cent in primary schools in 2015 and 100 per cent in secondary schools in 2012, with gross secondary enrolment standing at 127 per cent in 2015. Gross tertiary enrolment was 84 per cent in 2015.
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