Top Primary Schools on the Gold Coast, from South to North
The top 5 best primary schools including state (public) and private primary schools on the southern Gold Coast, central Gold Coast and northern Gold Coast. When reviewing schools, a school's academic results aren't all that matter. Other factors that one should consider for example are the size of the school and class size, the teaching philosophy, facilities, access to support staff and special services, before/after care facilities etc. What is important or what works for one child or family, will be different to the next.... Purely looking at academic performance, here are the top 5 primary schools by Gold Coast region, from South to North. Schools are listed by ranking 1 to 5 by Gold Coast region and results are based on the 2019 year 5 academic results (in 2020 Naplan was cancelled due to COVID), view the full list here bettereducation.com Top 5 primary schools Southern Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Palm Beach / Tallebudgera) 1. Tallebudgera State School, Tallebudgera Located in beautiful natural surroundings, Tallebudgera State School is a QLD government school for years Prep to Y6. The school only takes students living within the Tallebudgera catchment area and has a maximum enrolment capacity of 805 students. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a 2. Currumbin Valley State School, Currumbin Valley Currumbin Valley State school is a small, co-educational QLD government school for students from Prep to Year 6. The school only takes students living within Currumbin Valley catchment area and has a maximum enrolment capacity of 213 students. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a 3. St Andrews Lutheran College, Tallebudgera 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 4. Elanora State School, Elanora 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 has a maximum capacity of 1,379 students. Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a 5. St Augustine’s Parish Primary School, Currumbin 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 Top 5 primary schools Central Gold Coast (from Burleigh to Broadbeach) 1. Somerset College, Mudgeeraba Somerset College is an independent, non-denominational Christian day school. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Somerset College is one of Australia's leading independent Primary and Secondary education providers and caters for approximately 1500 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $15,000 per year 2. All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac 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 3. Gold Coast Christian College, Reedy Creek 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 4. King’s Christian College, Reedy Creek King's Christian College is a co-educational Christian college. The Reedy Creek campus offers an Early Learning Centre and Prep through to Year 12 as well as a Trade Training Centre (Years 10-12). Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,000 - $9,000 per year 5. Broadbeach State School, Broadbeach 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 Top 5 primary schools Northern Gold Coast (from Surfers Paradise north) 1. AB Paterson College, Arundel 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. The Southport School, Southport 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 3. Emmanuel College, Carrara 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 per year 4. Bellevue Park State School, Ashmore 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 5. St Hilda’s School, Southport St Hilda's School is an all-girls independent Anglican day and boarding school for students Prep to Year 12. Private school / Girls only / Tuition fees: approx. $13,000 per year 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.