Third year at the top for Laurel Hill Coláiste

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has been ranked the number one secondary school in Ireland

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has been ranked the number one secondary school in Ireland for the third year in a row. The South Circular Road school topped the 2016 Sunday Times guide to Ireland’s 400 best schools this week, after becoming the first Irish-language school to gain the top spot two years ago. It was also the only non-fee-paying school to top the table in the last ten years and  the first all girls’ school to be named the best school in Ireland since 2009.

Kate Butler of the Sunday Times, who compiled the list, said Munster schools performed well this year.

She said: “Munster has generally been doing extremely well. Even though it has only half the population of Leinster, it has almost as many schools in our top 100.”

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ principal Aedín Ní Bhriain said: “Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has a long standing tradition of academic excellence and we look forward to continuing this tradition into the future. Equally important is our commitment to companionship and to the sense of community here in school.

“Both our teaching and administrative staff have always given 100 per cent to the curricular and extracurricular activities.”