Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/03/2011. Tags: Secondary School News
Ireland's top 400 secondary schools
have been named in a newspaper survey.
The Sunday Times' Parent Power Survey has listed the educational establishments in a league table, ranking the schools on the proportion of students they have going on to higher education.
It named Gonzaga College in Ranelagh, Dublin, as the number one facility for pupils going forward to study at university.
Gonzaga College has been around since 1950, when it was founded as a Catholic school.
It caters for pupils studying for their Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate
and Transition Year
and offers students a range of extracurricular activities
, as well as academic teaching.
Second place was given to Glenstal Abbey, a County Limerick boarding school, while the Teresian School was listed in third position, also in Dublin.
Out of the top ten schools in the survey, six are fee-paying, while the remaining four are Irish-speaking.
The highest ranking 20 schools showed a dominance of establishments in Dublin, with 13 of the prestigious places being given to facilities in the capital.
Written by Donal Walsh