The best days of your life, eh? Well, your secondary days definitely led to even better college days if you went to any of the schools below.
The Irish Times has put together a feeder school list which shows what schools are the most successful at getting their students into third-level education.
While there is a mixture of both private and public schools on the list, ten of the top 20 schools are fee-paying.
Their analysis showed that “young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are denied the same opportunities as their wealthier peers, while parents with money can afford a better education for their children despite Ireland’s so-called free education system.”
The following feeder schools are the best in the country and have a 100% success meaning all of their students went on to third-level education.
10. Belvedere College
Belvedere College SJ is an independent Jesuit secondary school for boys in Dublin, Ireland. The school has numerous alumni in the arts, politics, sports, science, and business.
9. Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara
Gaelcholáiste Chill Dara is an Irish-language secondary level school in Naas, in County Kildare, Ireland. Gaelscoil Chill Dara was founded in 1995. Parents in Gaelscoil Chill Dara wanted to provide post-primary education for their children through Irish.
8. Blackrock College
Blackrock College is an independent day and boarding Catholic secondary school for boys aged 13–18, located in Williamstown, Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland. The College was founded by French missionaries in 1860, to act as a school and civil service training centre.