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Top college progression schools in Ulster

Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 19/02/2015. Top college progression schools in Ulster

The college progression data published on and in many of the national newspapers in November 2014 provides information on how schools are performing with regard to the number of students who have graduated from secondary school and have been accepted at college and universities around Ireland. The information is based on data released by all the universities and third level colleges to

College progression data doesn't tell the full story for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they don't reflect the extraordinary lengths that schools and individual teachers go to in order to get disadvantaged students passed the exam line.

However, they do form part of the information which parents may wish to consider when choosing a school to suit their child, and for that reason, it is useful to look at the information provided.

Here is a list of the schools in Ulster sending the most students to third level:

The ten highest ranked schools for sending students to third level in Ulster are:

Royal School, College St, Cavan This Church of Ireland school is ranked no.1 top feeder school in Ulster. This fee paying mixed gender school had 21 students (110%) go on to enroll in college 2014.

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Leitir Ceanainn, Co Tir Chonanaill The No.2 feeder school ranked in Ulster is this Donegal post-primary school that had 61 students (103%) go on to college. This is an inter denominational mixed gender school with over 300 students.

St. Macartan's College, Monaghan is a large catholic boys school based in Monaghan. In 2014, 100% of its Leaving Cert students went on to enroll in college.

Colaiste Oiriall, Ard Fea, Co. Monaghan is a mixed gender inter denominational school with 36 Leaving Cert students (97%) enrolling in college in 2014.

text re imageAbbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, Donegal. This large mixed inter denominational school in Donegal town had 122 (94%) students progress to college in 2014.

text re imageLargy College, Clones, Co Monaghan Another inter denominational school, Largy College had 58 student boys and girls progress to college last year.

Ard-Scoil na mBraithre Naomh Padraig Monaghan - No information available at this time.

text re imageGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arainn Mhor, Co. Donegal situated on Arainn Mhor Island off the Donegal coast, this small inter denominational mixed gender school had 92% of its Leaving Cert students progress to college.

text re imageMagh Ene College, Bundoran, Co. Donegal situated in Bundoran town, Magh Ene College is a mixed inter denominational school that saw 50 of its student (92%) enroll in college in 2014.

Loreto Community School, Milford, Co. Donegal This large school, based in Milford, is an inter denominational school with over 700 students. In 2014, 106 students (92%) progressed to college.

For more on College Progression Tables for you school see our dedicated section here.


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