Data displaying on Schooldays.ie on school student numbers, addresses, school open/closures, Principals names etc is initially sourced through and copyright of 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.
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)
Data for the following colleges are shown from 2011 onwards only.
These Institutions below provide for the following notes to be read in conjunction with their statistics for enrolments in 2020
Students registering for college in 2020 did not sit the Leaving Certificate but were awarded calculated grades. Information on the number of students awarded grades in each individual school is not yet available
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 2020/’21, the data includes every institution in which a candidate sat the examination. The data will not therefore reflect the number of incoming students in 2020 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. Where the number of students from a school is less than five, the specific number not included.
The University of Limerick does not provide exact numbers where the number of students coming from a specific school are less than 5 so in those schools the UL figures are displayed as <5. However for the purpose of showing an estimate of the figures who proceeded from those specific schools to third level, a figure of 2.5 students is used to calculate the 'Total of main colleges'
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.
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 2019/20 sat their Leaving Certificate examination.
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.
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.
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.
Includes repeat leaving cert students. Data based on school of origin rather than repeat school year.
The data is in respect of 1st year intake, including repeats, by school of origin
It is not possible for us to extract from our data which of the students are repeat leaving certificate students.
Where a student has repeated their Leaving Certificate it is the latest school that is given.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org