Top Primary Schools in Singapore

top primary school in sg

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):

  1. Gifted Education Programme (GEP)
  2. Special Assistance Plan (SAP)
  3. Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation
  4. Singapore National School Games
  5. 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.

Primary schoolArea
Ai Tong SchoolBishan
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 SchoolHolland Grove Road
Nan Hua Primary SchoolClementi
Nanyang Primary SchoolBukit Timah
Raffles Girls’ Primary SchoolBukit Timah
Rosyth SchoolSerangoon
Rulang Primary SchoolJurong West
Singapore Chinese Girl's Primary SchoolBukit Timah
St Hilda’s Primary SchoolTampines
Tao Nan SchoolMarine 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
every school a good school

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.

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