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5 SCHOOLS SEND 100% OF PUPILS TO COLLEGE; High achievers lead way for uni places.

Byline: CORMAC O'SHEA

FIVE secondary schools have recorded a 100% record of sending graduates to college.

They are Presentation College, Cork, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Mount Anville, Dublin, Colaiste Iosagain, Dublin and St Mary's in Rathmines.

The data was collected between 2009 and 2017 from 700 schools and has in-depth results of which schools have consistently performed best.

The report by the Sunday Independent found Presentation College is top of the pile of fee-paying institutions.

In the past nine years, the all-boys school has a 100% record of students getting into third level, with 82% of those getting into universities. That is closely followed by the capital's best performer Mount Anville School in Goatstown, South Dublin.

In the nine years of data, the all-girls school also has a 100% record of students securing college places.

And 80% of those students got into a university, just shy of Presentation's figure.

Cistercian College finished third on the list followed by two Dublin schools, St Mary's College, Rathmines and Blackrock College, Blackrock. As for non-fee paying schools, Colaiste Iosagain in Stillorgan, Dublin, is the best in the entire country.

700 schools took survey which complied over n f s, et The all-girls school again has a 100% record of securing third-level places, with 79% managing to get into a university.

Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Limerick, is next on the list.

The girls' school has an unbroken record of getting students into third level with 73% going on to university. Colaiste Eoin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co Cork, and Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Co Galway, make up the top five.

Digging deeper into the figures it is possible to see that Banagher College, Colaiste Na Sionna, in Co Offaly, is the most improved school over the past nine years.

In 2009, it sent half of its students on to third level but a steady rate of improvement saw 100% of pupils go on to university or an institute of technology last year.

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