Letterkenny Principal hits out at School League Tables

A Letterkenny School Principal has described how she reads the annual School League Tables with dread stating the results are skewed and reflect unfairly on her school.

Anne McHugh, the principal of the Errigal College in Letterkenny, says that with four second level schools in Letterkenny, enrollment of students is very competitive and the league table is not helping their situation

Ann McHugh describes how she dreads the Irish Times School League Tables and that the position Errigal College held in the league table was not a fair reflection of the reality.

The school ranked bottom of the league table in Donegal with a low percentage of students who did their Leaving Certificate progressing on to third level education.

Ms McHugh says the figures are skewed as the school provides an examination centre for a large number of adult education students.

This year 25 of the 72 who did the Leaving Certificate were Adult Education students. This gave the school a figure of 21 per cent progressing to third-level.

However the school has pointed out that excluding those 25 students, Errigal College had 47 students who did the Leaving Certificate with a progression rate of 32 per cent.