68% of second level students in Kildare go on to third level education.
The Irish Times' feeder school report shows 99% of students at Clongowes Wood College, and 95% of those who attend the Dominican College, Newbridge, go on to futher study.
There are, however, another 7 secondary schools in Co. Kildare with progression rates in excess of 80%.
Nationally, the study shows nearly all of those that go to fee paying schools, however, progress to third level.
Education columnist Brian Mooney explains what needs to happen to level the playing field:
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