Best Primary Schools on the Gold Coast 2022
We've listed the top Gold Coast primary schools on the southern Gold Coast, central Gold Coast and northern Gold Coast, including state/public and private schools. Schools are listed by Gold Coast region from South to North and results are based on the 2021 published NAPLAN results. We've included the rankings for the top 15 best primary schools overall, out of a total of 83 schools that participated in NAPLAN. Topping the chart overall, for best primary school on the Gold Coast with the highest combined score for Y3 & Y5, is The Southport School (TSS), an all-boys private school in Southport. The best primary schools Southern Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Palm Beach / Tallebudgera) 1. St Andrews Lutheran College, Tallebudgera (10/15) St Andrews is a private co-educational Lutheran school and offers an Early Learning Centre (Kindergarten & Pre-Prep) and Prep through to Year 12. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,700 per year 2. St Augustine’s Parish Primary School, Currumbin (14/15) St Augustine's Parish Primary School is a co-educational Catholic primary school, Prep to Year 6. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $3,000 per year 3. Elanora State School, Elanora (15/15) Elanora State School is a Prep to Year 6 co-educational QLD Government primary school serving families living in the Elanora catchment area. The school currently has 1,019 students enrolled. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a Best primary schools Central Gold Coast (from Burleigh to Southport) 1. The Southport School (TSS), Southport (1/15) The Southport School, also referred to as TSS, is an Independent Anglican school for boys from Kindergarten (Early Learning) to Year 12. Boarding is also available from Year 7. Private school / Boys only / Tuition fees: approx. $14,000 per year 2. Somerset College, Mudgeeraba (2/15) Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Somerset College is one of Australia's leading independent Primary and Secondary schools and caters for approximately 1500 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $15,000 per year 3. St Hilda’s School, Southport (4/15) St Hilda's School is an all-girls independent Anglican day and boarding school for students Pre-Prep to Year 12. Private school / Girls only / Tuition fees: approx. $13,000 per year 4. Broadbeach State School, Broadbeach (5/15) The Broadbeach State school serves families in the Broadbeach and Clear Island Waters catchment area. It is a co-educational, QLD government school, with a maximum of 992 students. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a 5. All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac (6/10) All Saints Anglican School is a prestigious Christian school on the Gold Coast and welcomes all students irrespective of ethnic or religious origins. All Saints offers a Junior School, Middle School and Senior School from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $8,000 per year 6. Emmanuel College, Carrara (7/15) Emmanuel College is an independent, co-educational, multi-denominational Christian school. The College caters to students from Prep through to Year 12 and there is also an affiliated on-campus Early Leaning Centre. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $8,000 - $10,000 per year 7. Bellevue Park State School, Ashmore (8/15) Bellevue Park is a Queensland government co-educational state school serving children from the Ashmore / Southport area from Prep to Year 6. Bellevue Park State School only takes students living within the catchment area and has a maximum enrolment capacity of 688 students. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a 8. Hillcrest Christian College, Reedy Creek (9/15) Hillcrest Christian College is an independent Christian school located in Reedy Creek. The medium-size (approx. 1500 students) co-educational Christian school caters to kids from Pre-Prep (Early Learning) to Year 12. Fees: approx. $7,500 per year 9. Gold Coast Christian College, Reedy Creek (11/15) Gold Coast Christian College is a Christian school from Kindergarten (Early Learning) to Year 12. The College offers small class sizes to maximise learning outcomes and is Christ-centred with daily class worships, weekly chapel programs and additional special event Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,000 per year 10. St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School, Benowa (13/15) St Kevin's School is a coeducational Catholic primary school, serving Prep to Year 6, they also have an Early Leaning Centre. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $3,700 Best primary schools Northern Gold Coast (north of Southport) 1. AB Paterson College, Arundel (3/15) A.B. Paterson College is a leading co-educational, non-denominational private school. They offer Pre-Prep, Primary and Secondary education. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $11,000 per year 2. St Stephen’s College, Coomera (12/15) Saint Stephen's College is a co-educational, Preparatory to Year 12 independent school. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $2,100 - $2,800 per year Read next.... Best High Schools on the Gold Coast 2022 Source: Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority 2021 NAPLAN results N.B. School tuition fees are offered as a guide only, and are based on 2021 published fees, based on a minimum per child and in some cases may exclude special levies.