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Success of Irish medium education clear in 2013 School League Tables

November 26, 2013

The Irish Times published this year’s School League Tables today and this year’s list includes 9 Gaelscoileanna with a progression rate of 100% of students who continue onto third level education.

The annual list focuses on the main feeder schools to universities from around the country and this year’s report shows a significant increase in the number of non-fee paying schools with a success rate entitling them to feeder school status making up 75% of the top 100 schools. Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna in Galway, has been named the non-fee paying school with the third highest rate in the country.

As with most years, fee-paying schools lead the way with the highest progression rate to higher points courses in the country and Irish-medium secondary schools also feature strongly in this regard with Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan; Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire all being named on the same list.

There are 9 Gaelscoileanna among the schools with a 100% progression rate:

• Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan
• Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan
• Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire
• Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Bhuirne
• Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan
• Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí
• Coláiste Laurel Hill FCJ, Limerick
• Coláiste na Coiribel, Galway
• Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne

Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna in Galway, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire and Coláiste Laurel Hill FCJ, Limerick have all been named on the list for the highest rate of progression to third level in the country.

Coláiste Íosagáin, Stllorgan and Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan came in third and fourth place respectively of the schools in County Dublin and Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan, was named in ninth place on the same list.

Fee-paying schools, Gaelscoileanna and State-run schools in prosperous areas have continuously dominated the league.

©Foilsithe ar Gaelport.com 26 Samhain 2013