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Poll: Do you worry about getting your kids into a 'good' school?

With enrolment policies, entrance exams and growing class sizes, there’s a lot to navigate.

Mark Araj and Jayna McCluskey at St Enda’s Primary School in Dublin
Mark Araj and Jayna McCluskey at St Enda’s Primary School in Dublin

THIS WEEK, OVER 58,000 second-level students in Ireland received their Leaving Cert results, marking the close of their school days.

According to the official State Examination Commission statistics, there was a notable rise in the number of students taking Higher Level exams across almost all subjects – with the biggest rise in English, where 2,173 more students sat the Higher paper than in 2016.

Exam results, standard of teaching, school ethos and extra-curriculars are all common considerations when choosing which primary and secondary school to send a youngster to.

But is the hunt for a good place of education – be it a national school, community school or private school – something you’ve lost sleep over as a parent?

One glance over a real estate listing will tell you that being ‘conveniently located near several schools’ is a key selling point for a house, but not every parent views finding the right school as a cause for concern.

So, tell us, do you worry about getting your kids into a ‘good’ school?


Poll Results:

Yes, I worry a lot. (131)
Yes, but I have a plan in place. (125)
No, it'll work itself out. (88)
I don't know. (15)




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