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Choosing the right primary school for your child can be overwhelming. With such a large variety of schools to choose from, it's hard to know which one will be the best fit for your child and their learning goals. Our top primary school rankings in Australia can be a valuable tool in making an informed decision for your family as all the research has already been done for you.

Finding the Top Ranking Primary Schools in Your State or Territory

Each state and territory comes with its different challenges when trying to find the right primary school in your area. Whether it be distance, cost, or subject offerings, finding the right school for your child can be a time-consuming task. Our top ranking primary school lists help take out all the heavy leg work for you, by offering a breakdown of notable schools in your area so that you can make an informed decision on where your child will embark on their learning journey.

Top Primary Schools in Australia

Click your state or territory to see the top 10 primary schools
State/Territory Top Primary School Suburb Postcode Sector Year Range Teaching Staff School ICSEA Value Gender Religion Avg. NAPLAN Score
South Australia St Andrew's School Walkerville 5081 Non-government R-6 52 1182 Co-Ed Anglican 536
Queensland Rainworth State School Bardon 4065 Government Prep-6 48 1195 Co-Ed Secular 532
Victoria Presbyterian Ladies' College Burwood 3125 Non-government Prep-12 174 1210 Female Presbyterian 566
Western Australia International School of Western Australia City Beach 6015 Non-government PP-12 41 1189 Co-Ed Secular 551
New South Wales Sydney Grammar School Paddington 2021 Non-government K-12 279 1273 Male Secular 592
Tasmania Princes Street Primary School Sandy Bay 7005 Government K-6 27 1161 Co-Ed Secular 517
Australian Capital Territory Radford College Bruce 2617 Non-government K-12 164 1202 Co-Ed Anglican 506
Northern Territory The Essington School Darwin Nightcliff 0810 Non-government T-12 75 1139 Co-Ed Secular 502

FAQs About Australian Primary School Rankings

Let's have a look at some of the most frequently asked questions from parents in Australia starting their research and journey to find the best primary school for their child.

How are primary schools in Australia ranked?

Top ranking schools in Australia are typically determined by a few factors, such as the number of exams sat by the school, the number of students receiving high scores in particular subjects, and school resourcing. School rankings also take into consideration NAPLAN results, the Index of ICSEA, and other relevant metrics.

What does ICSEA stand for in primary school rankings?

ICSEA stands for the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. This metric provides an indication of the socio-educational backgrounds of students. It takes into account factors like parental education, occupation, and location. This helps parents gain an understanding of a school's student population. ICSEA helps in comparing schools' academic achievements while considering the socioeconomic backgrounds of their students.

How do I find more primary school rankings in Australia?

You can look up primary school rankings in Australia through various sources like the My School and Good Schools Guide websites and educational publications. These publications provide detailed information about school rankings and past and present performance.

What are the top ranking high schools in Australia?

Ensure your child continues to receive a quality education with our list of the top ranking high schools in Australia.

How do I enrol my child in Kinetic Education tutoring?

To enrol your child in Kinetic's school tutoring, fill out the registration form. One of our Education Specialists will contact you to discuss your child's learning needs and schedule their first tutoring session.

Is Kinetic Education's primary school tutoring near me?

Kinetic Education has provided primary school tutoring to thousands of students. Our online tutoring program offers a flexible and accessible way to study anywhere in Australia. As long as your child has access to a reliable internet connection, they are good to go!

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