Lisnaskea school is top in the North!


St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea

ST Kevin’s College in Lisnaskea is already topping the school league tables, and it doesn’t even exist yet!
Once again this year, St Comhghall’s College has secured the top spot in a list of top performing  non-grammar schools in the North,  with an incredible 96.3 percent of it’s pupils achieving five or more GCSEs including maths and English.
In the table published in the Irish News this week, St Eugene’s College in Roslea came second, at 81.3 percent.
St Mary’s High School in Brollagh also featured, in 24th place with 61.1 percent, however no Fermanagh schools made it into the top 30 list of top performing grammar schools.
Principal of St Comhghall’s, Gary Kelly, said everyone at the school was delighted with the table, and said it was a testament to the hard work of the pupils, staff, parents, board of governors, and the entire local community.
“It bears well for the new St Kevin’s College. When you’ve the two top performing schools in Northern Ireland coming together, you’d imagine the sum of the parts will be even greater,” said Mr Kelly, who added the amalgamation process had been going “seamlessly.”
Principal of St Eugene’s College, Malachy McConnell said they too were delighted to come second on the list.
“It’s a credit to the pupils, it’s a credit to their parents, who put their trust in St Eugene’s right back all those years ago when the future of the school was uncertain. And, of course, it’s a credit  to the staff,” he said, praising former principal Dr Martin Knox.
“This is wonderful news and shows we’re consistently near the top,” he continued.
“This success builds on a culture that’s been here really since the school opened.  A culture of recognising the importance of learning, the importance of putting the child at the centre of everything we do.”
Michael Quigley, principal of St Mary’s in Brollagh, said their placing at 24th “reinforces the great work we’re doing.”
Also stating the school was at the centre of the community and praising the staff and parents for their support, Mr Quigley said their results “reinforces the rural provision,” despite the fact the school is under threat of closure.
“There’s been a lot of debate regarding the best style of school but for us, we have a small school but it doesn’t affect our results, and this obviously supports that,” he said.

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