Every year, 60,000 individuals are faced with a big decision: To which secondary school should I send my child? The factors affecting that decision are changing and it is crucial that parents find out as much as possible to figure out the best options. Until now, comprehensive information about every secondary school and its performance hasn't been readily available. But now, building on its ground-breaking annual survey of second level schools in Ireland, the same team has produced "The Sunday Times Guide to Secondary Schools in Ireland". This compendium gives parents a chance to assess the merits of the 743 secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland in a range of key areas from academic performance to availability of extra-curricular activities. This is the only guide to Irish secondary schools - a comprehensive and essential tool so that Irish parents can make informed decisions on behalf of their children.