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Source of Schools Data on Schooldays.ie



Data displaying on Schooldays.ie on school student numbers, addresses, school open/closures, Principals names etc is initially sourced through the Department of Education. Additional information on schools including changes to emails, websites, phone numbers are notified to us directly by schools and parents. If you wish to notify us of a change to the information, click on the 'Update Us' link which appears in the left hand column of any school page. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information displayed, data on personnel, email addresses etc is constantly changing and Schooldays.ie cannot certify that the information is up-to-date or error free.

Pupil Teacher Ratio Figures


The pupil teacher ratio figures as displayed on the Schooldays.ie website are calculated by dividing the total full time enrolment in a school as of 30th September in a given academic year by the number of full time equivalent mainstream class teachers in the same year (excludes non-teaching admin principals & resource/support teachers)

About the College Progression Data on Schooldays.ie


We currently opt not to provide on Schooldays.ie an overall list ranking schools throughout Ireland based on college progression levels. Instead we provide progression information in respect of individual schools on each secondary school’s profile page on our site. Data is displayed for the last 11 years including the latest data for college admissions in Autumn 2021. To understand more about how to find this information on the schooldays.ie site click here.

Information on numbers sitting the Leaving Cert and College Places were provided by the Examinations Commission and the assorted governing bodies of the 3rd Level institutions. The colleges advise that the schools' data is provided for administrative purposes and that they cannot stand over the accuracy of the information if used for any other purposes. Data for the following colleges is available on our site for the last 11 years. Note that the Examinations Commission does not provide exact number of leaving cert sits in schools where less than 10 student sat the Leaving Certificate so in those schools the Leaving Cert sits is displayed as < 10

School/abbreviation


  • University College Dublin
  • UCD
  • Dublin City University
  • DCU
  • Trinity College
  • TCD
  • University of Limerick
  • UL
  • Maynooth University
  • Maynooth Uni
  • NUI Galway
  • NUIG
  • University College Cork
  • UCC
  • Munster Technological Univesity
  • MTU
  • Technological University of the Shannon
  • TUS
  • Athlone Insitute of Technology
  • AIT
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Cork IT
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Dundalk
  • Dun Laoghaire Institute of Technology
  • IADT
  • Galway – Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Galway Mayo
  • Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown
  • Blanchardstown
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow
  • Carlow IT
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Sligo
  • Institute of Technology, Tallaght
  • Tallaght
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee
  • Tralee
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • LIT
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Letterkenny
  • Technologicak University Dublin
  • TU Dublin
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Waterford



Data for the following colleges are shown from 2011 onwards only.

School/abbreviation


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • MIC
  • St Patricks College Drumcondra (included in DCU stats from 2015)
  • St Patricks Institute
  • NCAD
  • National College of Art & Design
  • National College of Ireland
  • National College of Ireland
  • Church of Ireland College of Education (included in DCU stats from 2016)
  • Church of Ireland College
  • Marino Institute of Education
  • Marino Institute
  • Mater Dei Institute (included in DCU stats from 2015)
  • Mater Dei
  • Froebel College of Education (figures merged in with NUI Maynooth from 2013)
  • Froebel College
  • St Angela's College Sligo
  • St Angela's
  • Tipperary Institute (merged into Limerick Institute of Technology 2011)
  • Tipperary
  • University of Ulster
  • Uni of Ulster
  • Queens University, Belfast
  • Queens




Note that 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

CLARIFICATION NOTES

These Institutions below provide for the following notes to be read in conjunction with their statistics for enrolments in 2021

Leaving Certificate Sits 2021

Students undertaking the Leaving Certificate in 2021 had the option to sit the examinations or accept Accredited Grades, The figures displayed for 'Leaving Certificate Sits includes all students who were awarded grades regardless of which option they choose. The figures displayed for each school do not include external or repeat students.
Note that the Examinations Commission does not provide exact number of leaving cert sits in schools where less than 10 student sat the Leaving Certificate so in those schools the Leaving Cert sits is displayed as < 10 

University of Limerick

Point of Clarification
The data as supplied by the Central Applications Office reflects ALL institutions where a candidate sat the Leaving Certificate.  Accordingly, it is essential when publishing the enclosed information that you include the following statement:
 
This schools data originates at the State Examinations Commission.  It is forwarded to the Central Applications Office, who forwards it to the Higher Education Institutes.  As the data is provided to the university for particular administrative purposes, the university cannot stand over the accuracy of the data if it is used for any other purpose.  Prior to 2004/05 the data showed only the second level institution where candidates first sat the Leaving Certificate and did not show the institution in which candidates repeated the examination.  The second level institution indicated in that data, did not, therefore, necessarily reflect the second level institution from which students were admitted to the university.  For the year 2021/’22, the data includes every institution in which a candidate sat the examination.  The data will not therefore reflect the number of incoming students in 2021 to the university, because in cases where, for example, a candidate sat the examination twice, that candidate will appear as a statistic under both institutions and be doubly entered in the data.   The data therefore represents the number of examinations taken, rather than the number of entrants to the university. '

University College Cork

The schools data is released in the form in which it is currently held in University College Cork's Student Information System. The data is supplied by the CAO for particular administrative purposes and the University cannot stand over the reliability of the data if used for other purposes. The school data has not been verified with each individual student and excludes mature students and Non-EU students. The data refers to all schools where the student sat a Leaving Certificate Examination.

Trinity College, Dublin


The data provided by Trinity College only contains details of the school directly relevant to the admission of the individual student, ie. the school attended by the student in the year that they sat the Leaving Certificate examination on the basis of which they were admitted to the University.   The information provided should therefore be referenced at all times as the LAST school that new entrants in 2020/21 sat their Leaving Certificate examination.

University College Dublin

This schools data originates at the State Examinations Commission. It is forwarded to the Central Applications Office, who forward it to the Higher Education Institutes. As the data is provided to the university for particular administrative purposes, the university cannot stand over the accuracy of the data if it is used for any other purpose.

The data in this table includes every institution in which a candidate sat the examination, even if only for one subject.

Therefore, the data will not reflect the number of incoming students to the university, because in cases where, for example, a candidate sat the examination twice, that candidate will appear as a statistic under both institutions and be doubly entered in the data. The double counting occurs even where the candidate repeated the examination in the institution where he or she first sat the examination.

DCU

The data was extracted from data supplied by the CAO. It does include students who repeated their leaving certs but we cannot quantify this from the data provided by the CAO.

NUIG

This data, originating at the State Examinations Commission is transmitted to NUI, Galway via the Central Applications Office for particular administrative purposes. Accordingly, the University cannot stand over the completeness of the data if it is used for other purposes. Leaving Cert re-sits are included in these figures.

IADT

Includes repeat leaving cert students. Data based on school of origin rather than repeat school year.

SLIGO INSTITUTE

The data is in respect of 1st year intake, including repeats, by school of origin

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

It is not possible for us to extract from our data which of the students are repeat leaving certificate students,
Note that Waterford Institute will be merging with Carlow Institute in 2022 to form a new Technological University .

CORK IT

Note that Cork Institute and Tralee Institute have merged to form the Munster Technology University and their data has been combined for 2021

TRALEE INSTITUTE

Note that Cork Institute and Tralee Institute have merged to form the Munster Technology University however their enrolment figures for 2021 continue to be displayed seprately as MTU Cork and MTU Kerry. Where a student has repeated their Leaving Certificate it is the latest school that is given.

GALWAY MAYO INSTITUTE

The information that we have does not specify whether the incoming students are Repeat Leaving Certificate students or not, as this information is not supplied to us by the CAO.

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BLANCHARDSTOWN

Prior to 2019, this information is extracted from a CAO net acceptance file for ITB. These figures will include any repeat leaving certificate students. If an applicant has multiple LCE sittings they are counted multiple times. With effect from 2019, the Institute of Technology merged to become part of the Technological University Dublin and the figures are displayed under TU Dublin.

ATHLONE IT

Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology merged to form the Technology University of the Shannan and their data is now displayed as TUS.

LIMERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNLOGY

see note under 'Athlone IT

MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

It includes all schools attended and students repeating their Leaving Certificate.

NCIRL

The information pertains to where students sat the Leaving Certificate so in some instances, where the student has sat the Leaving Cert more than once either in the same place or at another school, it is counted.

ST PAT'S COLLEGE

Data no longer provided separately from Autumn 2015 as now integrated into DCU

CICE

Data no longer provided separately from Autumn 2016 as now integrated into DCU. Prior to 2016 information provided for those students entering the B.Ed directly from school and who gave permission for their anonymised data to be released to the media.

RCSI

The data refers to all RCSI courses, all nett acceptances and all schools mentioned.

MIC

The data is derived from SEC examination information on CAO files provided to the College. This data is NOT designed for the purpose of producing league tables and it is not suitable for this purpose. There can be many reasons that corrections will be made to data that is derived from examination information during the season, as data is corrected/updated. This information includes all LCE sittings for each applicant.

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

The data held in our systems shows the previous institutions attended by student. Sufficient detail in our student system to identify if the institution is the last one that the student attended or if they sat the leaving cert at a specific school. A breakdown of students was not provided by the University of Ulster for 2018/19.

QUEENS UNIVERSITY

The information may include repeat leaving certificate

MARINO INSTITUTE

The Feeder Schools list (of CAO entrants) is compiled on the last school i.e. the one in which the entrant sat the Leaving Cert that yielded the points for the offer/place
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Technological University Dublin

The Technological University Dublin was established in 2019 with the merger of the Dublin Institute of Technology, the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Institute of Technology, Tallaght. The data for all three colleges is combined for the first time for the 2019 college enrolment figures. Prior to 2019, the data for each college is displayed separately.



Schooldays.ie makes every effort to ensure the data is accurate as provided by the State Examinations commission and by the indivdiual institutions but errors may arise in some cases or data may be updated by colleges after it has been provided to Schooldays.ie. Notification of errors should be addressed to info@schooldays.ie


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