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About School League Tables

The Sunday Times published (August 2014) it's annual School League Tables for 2014. School league tables remain a sensitive issue for schools which understandably have reservations about having so much judged by a single criterion; one which can never fully reflect the extraordinary lengths that schools and individual teachers go to in order to get disadvantaged students past the exam line. We understand the concern felt by many that school league tables only paint part of the picture. However, we believe that if parents choose to be informed about progression rates to college from individual schools either as one of the criteria for selecting a school for their child or simply being interested in the information in respect of the school their child is attending, then the information should be available to them.

We currently opt not to provide on Schooldays.ie an overall list ranking schools throughout Ireland based on college progression levels (though we could). That said, we do provide progression information in respect of individual schools on each secondary school’s profile page on our site. Data is available for the last 8 years including the latest data for college admissions in Autumn 2014. To understand more about how to find this information on the schooldays.ie site, click here

While we do not reproduce the full Sunday Times Schools data on our site, we have provided below some extracts from their survey summarising schools within different regions/categories. You can also view notes on how they compiled the information.


See the breakdown of the top schools in the Sunday Times League Table by the following Sections:
'Top' 10 schools in Leinster
'Top' 20 schools in North Dublin
'Top' 20 schools in South Dublin
'Top' 20 schools in Munster
'Top' 20 schools in Cork
'Top' 20 schools in Connaught
'Top' 10 schools in Ulster
'Top' 20 boys schools / girls schools
'Top' 20 Mixed Schools

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TOP 10 IN LEINSTER

(Excluding Dublin)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare
B
36
21
69.7
2
St. Gerard's School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
M
48
45
67.1
3
Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
M
56
71
65.1
4
Our Lady's Bower, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
G
60
82
64.2
5
Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Rd., Kilkenny
M
68
81
61.9
6
Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Rd., Wexford
G
70
114
61.7
7
Loreto Secondary School, Granges Rd., Kilkenny
G
85
80
59.1
8
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
G
97
129
57.0
9
Maynooth Post Primary School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
M
104
105
56.2
10
Dundalk Grammer School, Dundalk, Co. Louth
M
110
95
55.9

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TOP 20 IN NORTH DUBLIN

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
B
19
31
76.1
2
Mount Sackville Secondary, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
G
32
38
70.6
3
Belvedere College, Great Denmark St., Dublin 1
B
34
18
70.2
4
Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan, Co. Dublin
M
45
73
68.3
5
Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
G
54
57
65.5
6
St. Dominic's High School, Sutton, Dublin 13
G
63
62
63.3
7
Dominican College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
G
80
131
59.8
8
Ardscoil Ris, Griffith Ave, Dublin 9
B
111
148
55.8
9
Maryfield College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
G
127
112
54.3
10
Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
M
130
159
53.4
11
Sutton Park School, Sutton, Dublin 13
M
143
72
51.8
12
Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
G
147
207
51.3
13
Castleknock Community College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
M
158
162
50.5
14
Gaelcholaiste Reachrann, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
M
165
199
50.0
15
Manor House, Raheny, Dublin 5
G
203
172
46.6
16
St. Fintan's High School, Sutton, Dublin 13
B
207
177
46.2
17
Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
M
214
167
45.6
18
Malahide Community School, Malahide, Co. Dublin
M
237
217
44.6
19
Loreto College, Swords, Co. Dublin
G
243
247
44.5
20
Skerries Community College, Skerries, Co. Dublin
M
263
292
42.8

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TOP 20 IN SOUTH DUBLIN

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
G
3
3
88.2
2
Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
B
4
4
87.4
3
Mount Anville Secondary School, Goatstown, Dublin 14
G
5
7
84.7
4
Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
G
6
14
84.6
5
Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co. Dublin
G
10
5
80.6
6
Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
G
14
11
77.6
7
Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
G
16
9
76.7
8
The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
G
17
10
76.5
9
Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
B
20
17
76.1
10
Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
G
23
26
74.7
11
Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
G
25
27
73.2
12
Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 6
M
28
56
75.4
13
St. Conleth's College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
M
29
23
71.8
14
Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16
M
31
35
70.9
15
St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Rd., Dublin 4
B
33
36
70.4
16
Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
B
40
39
69.3
17
Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
G
42
42
68.8
18
St. Andrew's College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
M
43
29
68.4
19
Loreto College, Foxrock, Dublin 18
G
50
54
66.4
20
Catholic University School, Lwr Leeson St, Dublin 2
B
51
46
66.2

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TOP 20 IN MUNSTER

(Excluding Cork)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
G
1
2
88.7
2
Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick
B
2
1
88.3
3
Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry
G
12
6
78.9
4
Castletroy College, Newtown, Co. Limerick
M
27
33
72.6
5
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
B
30
30
71.5
6
Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick
M
35
41
70.1
7
Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
G
37
32
69.7
8
Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
G
46
58
67.8
9
Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh, Limerick
M
53
67
65.6
10
Newtown School, Waterford
M
57
34
64.6
11
Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
G
61
52
63.4
12
Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Co. Kerry
G
64
88
63.2
13
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Bothar an Spa, Dingle, Co. Kerry
M
65
66
63.2
14
Rockwell College, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
M
69
69
61.9
15
St. Mary's Secondary School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
G
73
86
61.3
16
Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co. Clare
G
74
83
61.1
17
Villiers Secondary School, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
M
78
70
60.2
18
Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
B
84
77
59.1
19
Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tralee, Co. Kerry
M
91
89
58.3
20
Tarbert Comprehensive School, Listowel, Co. Kerry
M
99
117
56.7

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TOP 20 IN CORK

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
B
7
8
84.6
2
Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
G
9
12
81.6
3
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
G
11
13
79.0
4
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork
M
13
22
77.7
5
Christian Brothers College, Wellington Road, Cork
B
18
20
76.4
6
St. Angela's College, St. Patrick's Hill, Cork
G
26
25
72.6
7
Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork
B
39
40
69.6
8
Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh, Bandon, Co. Cork
B
41
61
68.9
9
Regina Mundi College, Douglas Rd., Cork
G
47
87
67.4
10
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
G
55
47
65.5
11
Colaiste Ghabnatan, Ballymakeera, Co. Cork
M
58
78
64.6
12
Scoil Mhuire, Ballingeary, Co. Cork
M
62
103
63.4
13
Bandon Grammer School, Bandon, Co. Cork
M
66
53
62.8
14
Midleton College, Midleton, Co. Cork
M
76
68
60.9
15
St. Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Co. Cork
B
81
96
59.6
16
Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, Co. Cork
G
82
48
59.3
17
Christ King Girls' Secondary School, South Douglas Rd., Cork
G
83
100
59.2
18
Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
G
88
55
58.6
19
St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork
G
89
64
58.6
20
Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy, Co. Cork
G
93
93
58.3

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TOP 20 IN CONNAUGHT

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste na Coirbe, Tuam Road, Galway
M
8
15
81.8
2
Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Road, Galway
M
21
24
75.6
3
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
G
22
16
75.6
4
St. Joseph's College, Nun's Island, Galway
B
38
51
69.7
5
Seamount College, Kinvara, Co. Galway
M
44
37
68.4
6
St. Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
G
49
63
66.5
7
Sligo Grammar School, The Mall, Sligo
M
71
65
61.6
8
Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway
G
77
90
60.4
9
Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway
M
90
99
58.5
10
Ursuline College, Sligo
G
95
133
57.1
11
Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway
M
96
113
57.1
12
St. Louis Community School, Kilmitagh, Co. Mayo
M
100
111
56.7
13
Sacred Heart School, Westport, Co. Mayo
G
101
123
56.5
14
Colaiste Chroi Mhuire, Spiddal, Co. Galway
M
105
110
56.2
15
Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Roscommon
G
117
108
55.5
16
Gairmscoil Einne Oileain Arann, Inis Mor, Co. Galway
M
119
168
55.2
17
Scoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
G
121
121
54.9
18
St. Gerald's College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
B
123
94
54.7
19
St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina, Co. Mayo
G
134
179
52.5
20
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Crosmolina, Co. Mayo
M
144
137
51.5

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TOP 10 IN ULSTER

(Excluding Northern Ireland)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
M
15
43
77.3
2
Colaiste Oiriall, Ard Fea, Co. Monaghan
M
24
19
73.4
3
Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arainn Mhor, Co. Donegal
M
52
149
65.9
4
Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
G
75
79
60.9
5
Loreto College, Cavan
G
87
60
58.7
6
St. Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
G
102
120
56.4
7
St. Macartan's College, Monaghan
B
108
85
56.0
8
St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan
G
142
109
51.8
9
Royal School Cavan, Cavan
M
173
228
48.8
10
St. Patrick's College, Cavan
B
180
193
48.5
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TOP 20 BOYS' SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick
2
1
88.3
2
Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
4
4
87.4
3
Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
7
8
84.6
4
Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork
18
20
76.4
5
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
19
31
76.1
6
Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
20
17
76.1
7
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
30
30
71.5
8
St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Rd., Dublin 4
33
36
70.4
9
Belvedere College, Great Denmark St., Dublin 1
34
18
70.2
10
Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare
36
21
69.7
11
St. Joseph's College, Nun's Island, Galway
38
51
69.7
12
Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork
39
40
69.6
13
Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
40
39
69.3
14
Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh, Bandon, Co. Cork
41
61
68.9
15
Catholic University School, Lwr. Leeson St., Dublin 2
51
46
66.2
16
St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin 6
72
76
61.5
17
St. Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Co. Cork
81
96
59.6
18
Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
84
77
59.1
19
Terenure College, Terenure, Dublin 6W
94
119
58.1
20
St. Macartan's College, Monaghan
108
85
56.0

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TOP 20 GIRLS' SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
1
Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
1
2
88.7
2
Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
3
3
88.2
3
Mount Anville School, Goatstown, Dublin 14
5
7
84.7
4
Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
6
14
84.6
5
Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
9
12
81.6
6
Holy Child School, Killiney, Co. Dublin
10
5
80.6
7
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Rd., Cork
11
13
79.0
8
Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry
12
6
78.9
9
Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
14
11
77.6
10
Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
16
9
76.7
11
The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
17
10
76.5
12
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
22
16
75.6
13
Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin 14
23
26
74.7
14
Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
25
27
73.2
15
St. Angela's College, St. Patrick's Hill, Cork
26
25
72.6
16
Mount Sackvile Secondary, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
32
38
70.6
17
Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
37
32
69.7
18
Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
42
42
68.8
19
Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
46
58
67.8
20
Regina Mundi College, Douglas Rd., Cork
47
87
67.4

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TOP 20 MIXED SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2014
National
Rank
2013
National
Rank
% at University
Colaiste na Coirbe, Tuam Road, Galway
8
15
81.8
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork
13
22
77.7
Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
15
43
77.3
Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Road, Galway
21
24
75.6
Colaiste Oiriall, Ard Fea, Co. Monaghan
24
19
73.4
Castletroy College, Newtown, Co. Limerick
27
33
72.6
Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 6
28
56
72.4
St. Conleth's College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
29
23
71.8
Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16
31
35
70.9
Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick
35
41
70.1
St. Andrew's College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
43
29
68.4
Seamount College, Kinvara, Co. Galway
44
37
68.4
Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan, Co. Dublin
45
73
68.3
St. Gerard's School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
48
45
67.1
Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arainn Mhor, Co. Donegal
52
149
65.9
Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh, Limerick
53
67
65.6
Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
56
71
65.1
Newtown School, Waterford
57
34
64.6
Colaiste Ghabnatan, Ballymakeera, Co. Cork
58
78
64.6
Scoil Mhuire, Ballingeary, Co. Cork
62
103
63.4

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