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Data on Progression to College from Schools around Ireland


Individual secondary school records on Schooldays.ie have been updated today (06/12/2016) to include details of the numbers of students from each school admitted to the different Universities and Institutes of Technology around Ireland in September 2016. By visiting any individual school profile on Schooldays.ie you can now view the data on college progression for the last six years. The database now includes information from the following universities and colleges:

University College Dublin Dublin City University Trinity College Dublin University of Limerick NUI Maynooth
NUI Galway University College Cork University of Ulster Queens University
Athlone Institute of Technology Cork Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology Dublin Institute of Technology Dun Laoghaire Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
Institute of Technology, Carlow Institute of Technology, Sligo Institute of Technology, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Tralee Limerick Institute of Technology Waterford Institute of Technology


Royal College of Surgeons Mary Immaculate College National College of Art & Design National College of Ireland Church of Ireland College of Ed (included in DCU stats from 2016) Marino Institute of Education Mater Dei Institute (included in DCU stats from 2015) Froebel College of Ed (data merged with NUIM Maynooth from 2013) St Angela’s College Sligo St Patricks College Drumcondra (included in DCU stats from 2015)


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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
The sample image below shows the data which will be displayed.

To view the information for a school you are interested in, visit 'Finding a Secondary School' and click on the links to locate your school. On your school page click on the 'College Progression Stats' link in the right hand column (under 'More on this school') and you will be able to view the information similar to below.

The initial figure in each year shows the number of students who sat the leaving certificate in that year. The number of students who progressed to the different colleges/universities is then displayed followed by the total of number who went to college/university that year. 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. Further notes on the data sources are available by clicking the link below the data on your school page.

Whilst on the school page, you can also view, where available, the Department of Education School Inspection Reports. Links to the available reports are displayed in the left hand school menu. School data has also been updated to include the latest students number for the school (2015/2016) along with the latest data we have on Principal's names, school email addresses and website links - click on the 'Basics' tab for your school to view this information. If you notice any errors for your school, please email us the updated information to info@schooldays.ie .

Sample Data Displayed for an individual school


If you are a parent of a child in the school profile that you are visiting on Schooldays.ie, we would ask that you take a few minutes to complete the 'Parents Survey' which you will also see in the right hand menu on the page. Schooldays.ie are working to provide parents with comprehensive information on schools and parent feedback along with the data the site provides on college progression and student numbers are of great assistance to other parents. The survey data is treated confidentially and is only displayed statistically and not attributed to any individual. Please take a few minute to complete the survey for your school.

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