St Cecilia’s College travels to four primary schools in Buncrana area
An Inishowen secondary school principal says the “excellent” education system on this side of the border is comfortably as good as the equivalent system in the North.
Kevin Cooley says the three second-level schools in Buncrana “perform favourably” when compared to any school in the North.
The Crana College headmaster’s comments come after it has emerged that representatives of a Derry secondary school recently travelled to a number of primary schools in the Buncrana area in a bid to attract pupils.
St Cecilia’s College confirmed to this week’s Inishowen Independent that it held talks at four schools here: Scoil Iosagain, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha, St Oran’s NS, Cockhill and Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfries.
Mr Cooley described the move as “unusual”, adding that pupils leaving national school education here didn’t need to “go to such an extent” as to join a Northern education system that is “very different”.
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