Which Are Sydney's Top Primary Schools?

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While Sydney's high schools are ranked based on their HSC results, determining the 'best' primary schools is a little trickier because some schools have very low enrolment numbers, so the result is not a reliable reflection of the entire school’s performance. Predominantly NAPLAN data (maths and English) for years 3-5 are mined to create a ranking. 

Research conducted by BetterEducation which rates schools based on NAPLAN results has listed the top 10 primary schools in NSW for both Government and non-Government sectors. 

1. Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst

This non-government school has a total enrollment of 1874

2. St Aloysius' College, Milsons Point

This non-government school has a total enrollment of 1251

3. Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga

This non-government school has a total enrollment of 1459

4. Sydney Distance Education School, Surry Hills 

This distance education facility has a total enrollment of 226

5. Meriden School, Strathfield

This independent Anglican single-sex school has a total enrollment of 1180

6. Arden Anglican School, Beecroft

This independent Anglican co-educational school has a total enrollment of 801

7.  Artarmon Public School, Artarmon

This government school has a total enrollment of 1175

8. The Kings School, North Parramatta 

This private, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys has a total enrollment of 1736

9. St Mary's Primary School, North Sydney

This Catholic co-educational school has a total enrollment of 407

10.  Carlingford West Public School, Carlingford

This government school has a total enrollment of 1359

 

The Most Crucial Influence 

Please know that the most important factor in your child's schooling is not which school they attend - but YOU.

You, as the parent or carer, have the ability to make a huge impact on your child's academic success. Any teacher will tell you that parental involvement is critical in education and they require nurturing all the way from daycare into high school. Caring about their education and being there for your kids is what truly matters when it comes to fostering academic and emotional success. 

We have also put together this simple to use guide showing you how to select the right school for your child. Good luck! 

And if you're in high school mode, here are the top Sydney high schools.

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