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Survey puts 13 Northern Irish secondary schools in UK top 100

Pupils walking to school
Pupils walking to school

The Sunday Times Parent Power survey of secondary schools has placed 13 schools from Northern Ireland in the UK's top 100.

The newspaper has been publishing the annual listing of state and independent schools since 1993, and ranks schools based on school exam results, truancy rates and pupil destinations.

The rankings found Northern Ireland to have more schools inside the top 100 than any other part of the United Kingdom except for London and England's southeast.

The newspaper named Quaker-run Friends School in Lisburn, a school which admits all faiths and none, as its Northern Irish School of the Year

This marks the second time the school has scooped the award.

Results over the summer saw the school rise 46 places nationally.

Northern Ireland's highest ranking secondary school was Londonderry's Lumen Christi College.

Pupils at the Catholic coeducational school came close to 90% of all A-levels coming back A*, A or B.

Here is how the rest of the table looked:

The ranking of Northern Ireland's top 20 secondary schools / Credit: The Sunday Times

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