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Source of Schools Data on Schooldays.ie

Data displaying on Schooldays.ie on school student numbers, addresses, school open/closures, Principals names etc is initially sourced through and copyright of the Department of Education. Additonal information on schools including changes to emails, websites, phone numbers are notified to us directly by schools and parents. If you wish to notify us of a change to the information, click on the 'Update Us' link which appears in the left hand column of any school page. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information displayed, data on personnel, email addresses etc is constantly changing and Schooldays.ie cannot certify that the information is up-to-date or error free.


Pupil Teacher Ratio Figures


The pupil teacher ratio figures as displayed on the Schooldays.ie website are calculated by dividing the total full time enrolment in a school as of 30th September in a given academic year by the number of full time equivalent mainstream class teachers in the same year (excludes non-teaching admin principals & resource/support teachers)

About the College Progression Data on Schooldays.ie


We currently opt not to provide on Schooldays.ie an overall list ranking schools throughout Ireland based on college progression levels. Instead we provide progression information in respect of individual schools on each secondary school’s profile page on our site. Data is displayed for the last 5 years including the latest data for college admissions in Autumn 2016. To understand more about how to find this information on the schooldays.ie site click here.

Information on numbers sitting the Leaving Cert and College Places were provided by the Examinations Commission and the assorted governing bodies of the 3rd Level institutions. The colleges advise that the schools' data is provided for administrative purposes and that they cannot stand over the accuracy of the information if used for any other purposes. Data for the following colleges is available on our site for the last 5 years


Data for the following colleges are shown from 2011 onwards only.

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • St Patricks College Drumcondra (included in DCU stats from 2015)
  • NCAD
  • National College of Ireland
  • Church of Ireland College of Education (included in DCU stats from 2016)
  • Marino Institute of Education
  • Mater Dei Institute (included in DCU stats from 2015)
  • Froebel College of Education (figures merged in with NUI Maynooth from 2013)
  • St Angela's College Sligo
  • Tipperary Institute (merged into Limerick Institute of Technology 2011)
  • University of Ulster
  • Queens University, Belfast

Note that the data does not include those many school-leavers who went into courses such as PLC or apprenticeships, many of the private colleges or those who went to study in Britain with UCAS

Leaving Certificate Sits - this data is provided by the State Examinations Commission and includes details of every school with 10 or more Leaving Certificate students. The 2016 Leaving Cert figures do not include external candidates sitting in individual schools. It should be noted that sometimes the number who progressed to college will appear greater than the number who sat the leaving cert. This anomaly arises because in many cases the data provided from the universities/colleges also includes repeat students. It is also important to note that the data does not include information on students who may have progressed to colleges or universities outside of the Republic of Ireland or those who many have taken up apprenticeships or PLC courses
 

CLARIFICATION NOTES

These Intitutions below provide for the following notes to be read in conjunction with their statistics for enrolments in 2016

University of Limerick

Point of Clarification
The data as supplied by the Central Applications Office reflects ALLinstitutions where a candidate sat the Leaving Certificate.  Accordingly, it is essential when publishing the enclosed information that you include the following statement:
 
This schools data originates at the State Examinations Commission.  It is forwarded to the Central Applications Office, who forwards it to the Higher Education Institutes.  As the data is provided to the university for particular administrative purposes, the university cannot stand over the accuracy of the data if it is used for any other purpose.  Prior to 2004/05 the data showed only the second level institution where candidates first sat the Leaving Certificate and did not show the institution in which candidates repeated the examination.  The second level institution indicated in that data, did not, therefore, necessarily reflect the second level institution from which students were admitted to the university.  For the year 2016/’17, the data includes every institution in which a candidate sat the examination.  The data will not therefore reflect the number of incoming students in 2016 to the university, because in cases where, for example, a candidate sat the examination twice, that candidate will appear as a statistic under both institutions and be doubly entered in the data.   The data therefore represents the number of examinations taken, rather than the number of entrants to the university.
 

University College Cork

The schools data is released in the form in which it is currently held in University College Cork's Student Information System. The data is supplied by the CAO for particular administrative purposes and the University cannot stand over the reliability of the data if used for other purposes. The school data has not been verified with each individual student and excludes mature students and Non-EU students. The data refers to all schools where the student sat a Leaving Certificate Examination.

Trinity College, Dublin

The data provided by Trinity College only contains details of the school directly relevant to the admission of the individual student, ie. the school attended by the student in the year that they sat the Leaving Certificate examination on the basis of which they were admitted to the University.   The information provided should therefore be referenced at all times as the LAST school that new entrants in 2016/17 sat their Leaving Certificate examination.

University College Dublin

This schools data originates at the State Examinations Commission. It is forwarded to the Central Applications Office, who forward it to the Higher Education Institutes. As the data is provided to the university for particular administrative purposes, the university cannot stand over the accuracy of the data if it is used for any other purpose.

The data in this table includes every institution in which a candidate sat the examination, even if only for one subject.

Therefore, the data will not reflect the number of incoming students to the university, because in cases where, for example, a candidate sat the examination twice, that candidate will appear as a statistic under both institutions and be doubly entered in the data. The double counting occurs even where the candidate repeated the examination in the institution where he or she first sat the examination.

DCU

The data was extracted from data supplied by the CAO. It does include students who repeated their leaving certs but we cannot quantify this from the data provided by the CAO.

NUIG

This data, originating at the State Examinations Commission is transmitted to NUI, Galway via the Central Applications Office for particular administrative purposes. Accordingly, the University cannot stand over the completeness of the data if it is used for other purposes. Leaving Cert re-sits are included in these figures.

DUNLAOGHAIRE INSTITUTE

Includes repeat leaving cert students. Data based on school of origin rather than repeat school year.

SLIGO INSTITUTE

The data is in respect of 1st year intake, including repeats, by school of origin

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

It is not possible for us to extract from our data which of the students are repeat leaving certificate students.

TRALEE INSTITUTE

It does include repeat leaving certificate students, the school recorded for them would be the one at the time of latest application to CAO.

GALWAY MAYO INSTITUTE

The information that we have does not specify whether the incoming students are Repeat Leaving Certificate students or not, as this information is not supplied to us by the CAO.

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BLANCHARDSTOWN

This information is extracted from a CAO net acceptance file for ITB. These figures will include any repeat leaving certificate students. If an applicant has multiple LCE sittings they are counted multiple times.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, MAYNOOTH

It includes all schools attended.

NCIRL

The information pertains to where students sat the Leaving Certificate so in some instances, where the student has sat the Leaving Cert more than once either in the same place or at another school, it is counted.


ATHLONE IT

The information is including repeat certificate students.

CORK IT

It includes students who repeated the leaving certificate. Data based on the last school where student sat leaving cert

ST PAT'S COLLEGE

Data no longer provided separately from Autumn 2015 as now integrated into DCU

CICE

Data no longer provided separately from Autumn 2016 as now integrated into DCU. Prior to 2016 information provided for those students entering the B.Ed directly from school and who gave permission for their anonymised data to be released to the media.

RCSI

The data refers to all RCSI courses, all nett acceptances and all schools mentioned.

MIC

The data is derived from SEC examination information on CAO files provided to the College. This data is NOT designed for the purpose of producing league tables and it is not suitable for this purpose. There can be many reasons that corrections will be made to data that is derived from examination information during the season, as data is corrected/updated. This information includes all LCE sittings for each applicant.

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

The University does not record details of whether the student was a first-sit or repeat Leaving Certificate students and does not record whether the schools are mixed or otherwise.

QUEENS UNIVERSITY

The information may include repeat leaving certificate

MARINO INSTITUTE

The Feeder Schools list (of CAO entrants) is compiled on the last school i.e. the one in which the entrant sat the Leaving Cert that yielded the points for the offer/place.



Schooldays.ie makes every effort to ensure the data is accurate as provided by the State Examinations commission and by the indivdiual institutions but errors may arise in some cases or data may be updated by colleges after it has been provided to Schooldays.ie. Notification of errors should be addressed to info@schooldays.ie