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About School League Tables

The Sunday Times published (June 2013) it's annual School League Tables for 2013. 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 7 years including the latest data for college admissions in Autumn 2013. To understand more about how to find this information on the schooldays.ie site, click here

While we do not reproduce the full Suday 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 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

Recent Discussion threads


Sunday Times School League Tables 2013 (bfolarin, 03/01 15:09)
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Sunday Times School League Tables 2012 (Shane, 28/03 21:57)
Statistics on Leaving Cert Results (SchoolDays, 15/11 14:19)




TOP 10 IN LEINSTER

(Excluding Dublin)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare
B
21
15
75.0
2
St. Gerard's School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
M
45
29
66.6
3
Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
M
71
78
60.3
4
Loreto Secondary School, Granges Rd., Kilkenny
G
80
64
58.9
5
Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Rd., Kilkenny
M
81
80
58.9
6
Our Lady's Bower, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
G
82
101
58.6
7
Dundalk Grammer School, Dundalk, Co. Louth
M
95
110
56.8
8
Maynooth Post Primary School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
M
105
84
55.8
9
St. Kieran's College, College Rd., Kilkenny
B
107
90
55.7
10
Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Rd., Wexford
G
114
102
54.8

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TOP 20 IN NORTH DUBLIN

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Belvedere College, Great Denmark St., Dublin 1
B
18
18
76.6
2
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
B
31
33
71.0
3
Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
G
57
49
64.1
4
St. Dominic's High School, Sutton, Dublin 13
G
62
63
62.5
5
Sutton Park School, Sutton, Dublin 13
M
72
70
60.2
6
Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan, Co. Dublin
M
73
62
60.0
7
Maryfield College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
G
112
108
54.9
8
Dominican College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
G
131
171
52.2
9
Ardscoil Ris, Griffith Ave, Dublin 9
B
148
197
50.1
10
Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
M
159
128
48.9
11
Castleknock Community College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
M
162
141
48.7
12
Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
M
167
145
48.4
13
Manor House, Raheny, Dublin 5
G
172
127
48.0
14
St. Fintan's High School, Sutton, Dublin 13
B
177
125
47.5
15
St. Joseph's College, Lucan, Co. Dublin
G
195
163
46.1
16
Gaelcholaiste Reachrann, Donaghmede, Dublin 13
M
199
255
45.9
17
Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
G
207
161
45.5
18
Malahide Community School, Malahide, Co. Dublin
M
217
169
44.1
19
Loreto College, Swords, Co. Dublin
G
247
233
42.0
20
St. Dominic's College, Cabra, Dublin 7
G
288
234
38.8

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TOP 20 IN SOUTH DUBLIN

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
G
3
3
88.9
2
Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
B
4
2
87.5
3
Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co. Dublin
G
5
4
86.1
4
Mount Anville Secondary School, Goatstown, Dublin 14
G
7
8
84.3
5
Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
G
9
6
81.1
6
The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
G
10
7
80.0
7
Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
G
11
5
80.0
8
Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
G
14
9
78.1
9
Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
B
17
16
77.0
10
St. Conleth's College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
M
23
24
73.1
11
Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
G
26
27
72.0
12
Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
G
27
21
71.9
13
John Scottus Secondary School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
M
28
28
71.7
14
St. Andrew's College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
M
29
20
71.6
15
Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16
M
35
38
70.1
16
St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Rd., Dublin 4
B
36
50
69.6
17
Mount Sackville Secondary, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
G
38
36
69.4
18
Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
B
39
32
68.8
19
Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
G
42
48
66.9
20
St. Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Co. Dublin
G
44
40
66.8

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TOP 20 IN MUNSTER

(Excluding Cork)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick
B
1
1
93.3
2
Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
G
2
10
89.9
3
Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry
G
6
11
86.0
4
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
B
30
22
71.5
5
Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
G
32
31
71.0
6
Castletroy College, Newtown, Co. Limerick
M
33
72
70.4
7
Newtown School, Waterford
M
34
39
70.3
8
Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick
M
41
14
69.1
9
Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
G
52
69
65.8
10
Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
G
58
82
63.9
11
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Bothar an Spa, Dingle, Co. Kerry
M
66
74
61.3
12
Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh, Limerick
M
67
-
61.3
13
Rockwell College, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
M
69
91
60.5
14
Villiers Secondary School, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
M
70
158
60.4
15
Rice College, Ennis, Co. Clare
M
75
87
59.9
16
Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
B
77
114
59.2
17
Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co. Clare
G
83
85
58.6
18
St. Mary's Secondary School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
G
86
67
58.3
19
Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Co. Kerry
G
88
113
58.2
20
Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tralee, Co. Kerry
M
89
89
58.2

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TOP 20 IN CORK

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
B
8
14
81.4
2
Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
G
12
13
79.1
3
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
G
13
26
78.9
4
Christian Brothers College, Wellington Road, Cork
B
20
30
75.2
5
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork
M
22
19
74.7
6
St. Angela's College, St. Patrick's Hill, Cork
G
25
23
72.7
7
Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork
B
40
46
68.1
8
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
G
47
58
66.4
9
Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, Co. Cork
G
48
34
66.1
10
Bandon Grammer School, Bandon, Co. Cork
M
53
45
65.6
11
Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
G
55
56
65.0
12
Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh, Bandon, Co. Cork
B
61
55
62.7
13
St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork
G
64
73
62.0
14
Midleton College, Midleton, Co. Cork
M
68
53
61.1
15
Colaiste Ghabnatan, Ballymakeera, Co. Cork
M
78
115
59.2
16
St. Mary's Secondary School, Charlville, Co. Cork
G
84
112
58.6
17
Regina Mundi College, Douglas Rd., Cork
G
87
152
58.3
18
Colaiste Cholmain, Fermoy, Co. Cork
B
91
139
57.6
19
Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
G
92
93
57.1
20
Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy, Co. Cork
G
93
86
57.1

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TOP 20 IN CONNAUGHT

B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste na Coirbe, Tuam Road, Galway
M
15
17
77.8
2
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
G
16
12
77.0
3
Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Road, Galway
M
24
41
72.8
4
Seamount College, Kinvara, Co. Galway
M
37
44
69.5
5
Colaiste Ghobnait, Inis Oirr, Oileain Arainn, Co. Galway
M
49
-
66.1
6
St. Joseph's College, Nun's Island, Galway
B
51
57
65.9
7
St. Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
G
63
81
62.4
8
Sligo Grammar School, The Mall, Sligo
M
65
42
61.5
9
Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway
G
90
71
57.8
10
St. Gerald's College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
B
94
107
56.9
11
Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway
M
99
88
56.4
12
Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Roscommon
G
108
103
55.3
13
Colaiste Chroi Mhuire, Spiddal, Co. Galway
M
110
146
55.0
14
St. Louis Community School, Kilmitagh, Co. Mayo
M
111
208
55.0
15
Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway
M
113
117
54.9
16
Scoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
G
121
98
52.9
17
Sacred Heart School, Westport, Co. Mayo
G
123
157
52.8
18
Ursuline College, Sligo
G
133
131
52.2
19
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Crosmolina, Co. Mayo
M
137
151
51.6
20
Gairmscoil Einne Oileain Arann, Inis Mor, Co. Galway
M
168
105
48.3

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TOP 10 IN ULSTER

(Excluding Northern Ireland)
B=Boys G=Girls M=Mixed ........ Fee-paying schools in bold.
Type
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste Oiriall, Ard Fea, Co. Monaghan
M
19
25
76.5
2
Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
M
43
54
66.9
3
Loreto College, Cavan
G
60
35
63.0
4
Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
G
79
83
59.2
5
St. Macartan's College, Monaghan
B
85
43
58.4
6
St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan
G
109
79
55.1
7
St. Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
G
120
109
53.4
8
Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arainn Mhor, Co. Donegal
M
149
191
50.0
9
Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
M
178
132
47.4
10
St. Patrick's College, Cavan
B
193
213
46.2
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TOP 20 BOYS' SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co. Limerick
1
1
93.3
2
Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
4
2
87.5
3
Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
8
14
81.4
4
Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
17
16
77.0
5
Belvedere College, Great Denmark St., Dublin 1
18
18
76.6
6
Christian Brothers College, Wellington Rd., Cork
20
30
75.2
7
Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare
21
15
75.0
8
Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
30
22
71.5
9
Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
31
33
71.0
10
St. Michael's College, Ailesbury Rd., Dublin 4
36
50
69.6
11
Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
39
32
68.8
12
Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork
40
46
68.1
13
Catholic University School, Lwr. Leeson St., Dublin 2
46
51
66.5
14
St. Joseph's College, Nun's Island, Galway
51
57
65.9
15
Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh, Bandon, Co. Cork
61
55
62.7
16
St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin 6
76
76
59.3
17
Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Rd., Limerick
77
114
59.2
18
St. Macartan's College, Monaghan
85
43
58.4
19
Colaiste Cholmain, Fermoy, Co. Cork
91
139
57.6
20
St. Gerald's College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
94
107
56.9

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TOP 20 GIRLS' SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd., Limerick
2
10
89.9
2
Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
3
3
88.9
3
Holy Child School, Killiney, Co. Dublin
5
4
86.1
4
Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co. Kerry
6
11
86.0
5
Mount Anville School, Goatstown, Dublin 14
7
8
84.3
6
Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co. Dublin
9
6
81.1
7
The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
10
7
80.0
8
Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
11
5
80.0
9
Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
12
13
79.1
10
Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Rd., Cork
13
26
78.9
11
Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6
14
9
78.1
12
Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
16
12
77.0
13
St. Angela's College, St. Patrick's Hill, Cork
25
23
72.7
14
Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin 14
26
27
72.0
15
Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
27
21
71.9
16
Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
32
31
71.0
17
Mount Sackvile Secondary, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
38
36
69.4
18
Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
42
48
66.9
19
St. Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Co. Dublin
44
40
66.8
20
Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
47
58
66.4

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TOP 20 MIXED SCHOOLS

Fee-paying schools in bold.
2013
National
Rank
2012
National
Rank
% at University
1
Colaiste na Coirbe, Tuam Road, Galway
15
17
77.8
2
Colaiste Oiriall, Ard Fea, Co. Monaghan
19
25
76.5
3
Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co. Cork
22
19
74.7
4
St. Conleth's College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
23
24
73.1
5
Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Road, Galway
24
41
72.8
6
John Scottus Secondary School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
28
28
71.7
7
St. Andrew's College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
29
20
71.6
8
Castletroy College, Newtown, Co. Limerick
33
72
70.4
9
Newtown School, Waterford
34
39
70.3
10
Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16
35
38
70.1
11
Seamount College, Kinvara, Co. Galway
37
44
69.5
12
Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick
41
99
68.1
13
Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
43
54
66.9
14
St. Gerard's School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
45
29
66.6
15
Colaiste Ghobnait, Inis Oirr, Oileain Arainn, Co. Galway
49
-
66.1
16
The King's Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
50
37
66.0
17
Bandon Grammer School, Bandon, Co. Cork
53
45
65.6
18
Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 6
56
65
64.7
19
Sligo Grammar School, The Mall, Sligo
65
42
61.5
20
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Bothar an Spa, Dingle, Co. Kerry
66
74
61.3

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2011 / 2012