Two Mitchelstown schools are in the top 10 non fee paying secondary schools in the county for sending students to third level education.

According to figures released earlier this week, Presentation Secondary School, had a 100% record in the numbers going to third level, while CBS Secondary had a 97% record.

The Presentation Secondary School had a total of 37 students who sat the Leaving Cert, with 100% going on to further education. 

Eleven of the 37 went to UCC, with six attending University of Limerick.

“We are delighted to feature so high up on the rankings. It's recognition of the effective teaching and learning occurring in the classroom and a testament to the hard work and commitment of teachers," principal Lorraine O’Keefe said. It is only one dimension of our school, where we ensure those who are challenged with learning are supported, and the holistic development of each girl who comes through our door, with spiritual, social awareness and physical fitness, are at the core also. It is a whole school effort with much parental support.”

The Christian Brothers School in Mitchelstown had 38 students from 39 who sat their Leaving Cert going on to third level education. 10 students later attended Cork IT with 9 going to UCC.

Mary Hannon, principal at CBS Mitchelstown said she is very pleased to note the high numbers of the schools students going on to third level education. “It reflects the work we see here in the school where there is a culture of a positive learning environment and where the boys are motivated and committed to their work," she said. 

"As a school, our common focus is working with the boys so as they will achieve their potential and be prepared for their chosen next stage in their lives. Students last year have gone on to UCC, UL, UCD, Mary I and CIT among others. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them the very best in their careers ahead.”