‘Ireland’s most expensive school’


A chara, – In the article “Inside Nord Anglia: Ireland’s most expensive school” (News Review, September 22nd), we read that, “Some classes have one-way mirrors – like you see on crime dramas – to allow for observation on classes”.

In a school that presently caters for children from three to 15 years of age, is this right, correct or proper? – Yours, etc,



Dublin 14.

Sir, – We would like to invite The Irish Times to our school to do an article called “Ireland’s least expensive school: Balbriggan Educate Together” where, in exchange for a full two-thirds page on your Saturday edition, we are sure we could match pound for pound any claims made by Nord Anglia with regard to excellence of resources, quality of teaching, philosophical underpinning of ethos, contemporary relevance of curriculum, standards of pupil attainment and wellbeing of children. However, in contrast to Nord Anglia ours (and hundreds of schools like us) is accessible to all children, irrespective of their wealth, and is achieved through State subvention exclusively and the professionalism of committed public servants. – Yours, etc,



Balbriggan Educate


Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

Sir, – Nord Anglia? Sounds like a brand name for a 1950s wireless set. – Yours, etc,


Dublin 8.