We’ve meticulously compiled a ranking table for primary schools in Singapore, utilizing popularity as the determining factor. Our approach involved analyzing the Phase 2B vacancies and applicant data to calculate school’s subscription rates, forming the basis of our rankings. It’s important to note that these rankings (based on popularity) do not correlate with academic performance or the overall quality of the schools.
Top Primary Schools in Singapore (2023)
The top primary schools commonly exhibit the following attributes in their programs (though not all top schools possess all of these features):
- Gifted Education Programme (GEP)
- Special Assistance Plan (SAP)
- Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation
- Singapore National School Games
- Singapore Uniformed Groups Unit Recognition
We identify the schools listed below as highly sought-after by parents due to their exceptional merits, strong faculty, top-notch facilities, and commitment to nurturing students. This combination contributes to an optimal learning environment, setting students up for success.
|Ai Tong School||Bishan|
|Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)||Newton/Novena|
|Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)*||Bukit Timah|
|Catholic High School (Primary)||Bishan|
|CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary)||Ang Mo Kio|
|Henry Park Primary School||Holland Grove Road|
|Nan Hua Primary School||Clementi|
|Nanyang Primary School||Bukit Timah|
|Raffles Girls’ Primary School||Bukit Timah|
|Rulang Primary School||Jurong West|
|Singapore Chinese Girl's Primary School||Bukit Timah|
|St Hilda’s Primary School||Tampines|
|Tao Nan School||Marine Parade|
In our Top Primary School’s table, an asterisk (*) is placed next to ACS Primary, which is currently situated in Bukit Timah but is slated to moving to Tengah as a co-ed school by 2030.
Every School a Good School
However, we remain aligned with the principle of “Every School a Good School,” a slogan popularized by Mr. Heng during his tenure as education minister (2011-2015). We still remind every parents that neighborhood primary schools also provide the essential tools and resources needed to cultivate excellent primary students. In the search for primary schools, there are a few important factors to consider, such as:
- Distance to your home
- School culture
- Mother tongue language
- CCA (Co-Curricular Activities) options, including uniform groups
Therefore, Mums & Dads, when making the decision, it’s paramount to choose the primary school that aligns with your child’s individual needs and requirements, rather than solely relying on the school’s placement within the ranking table.