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REVEALED: Where Laois secondary school students are most likely to go to college

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The most popular colleges where Laois students attended in 2018 has been revealed.

According to the Irish Independent’s Feeder schools report, IT Carlow has taken in the most students from Laois schools – with 94 people choosing the third level institute.

University of Limerick comes in second place, with 80 students opting to go there.

Next up was Waterford IT, taking in 58 Laois students.

The top feeder school in the county was also revealed in the annual report. A top ‘feeder’ school means the school with the most students opting to go to college this Autumn.

It does not include the many schools leavers who went into post-Leaving Cert (PLC) course or apprenticeships.

Clonaslee College came out on top, with 91 percent of its 34 Leaving Cert 2018 students going to college.

Next was Mountrath CS, with 85 percent of its 130 pupils attending college.

St Fergal’s Rathdowney narrowly missed out on second with 84 percent, while Heywood CS was also just one percent off Rathdowney with 83 percent.

Schools bordering Laois in different counties showed high percentages of people attending college straight out of sixth year also.

St Mary’s Knockbeg College, Carlow, recorded a massive 95 percent of its 59 students attending college.

Ninety-four percent of 31 Cistercian College, Roscrea students also opted for college straight after school.

Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy, saw 64 percent out of 135 follow the same route.

A full table of Laois schools is available below:

Leaving Cert sits 2018                               % to 3rd level 

Clonaslee College          34                                    91%
Mountrath CS                130                                  85%
St Fergal’s Rathdowney  37                                    84%
Heywood CS                  98                                   83%
Scoil Chriost Rí              147                                  76%
St Mary’s CBS               135                                  73%
Colaiste Iosagain Port    150                                  58%
Mountmellick CS            62                                   56%
Portlaoise College          51                                   43%

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