Singapore's Top Primary Schools



The Ministry of Education only provides ranking for secondary schools.  While it is felt that the same arguments for ranking secondary schools can be applied for primary schools, there are many more primary schools compared to secondary schools, and it would be counter-productive if parents choose to forego the convenience of neighbourhood schools and drive up demand for the official "good" schools.

Nonetheless, feels that parents should be allowed to make informed choices based on facts.  The dearth of reliable information on how "good" primary schools are is troubling and non-transparent.  As such we have collated a list of best performing primary schools based on published annual PSLE results since 2000.  This list is by no means an official "ranking" of primary schools - it is only an indicator of the consistency of schools in academic excellence.

While the quality of a school is not solely dependent on academic excellence, it is a very good indicator of the dedication of its staff and the quality of its students. will continuously strive to update and tag its primary school database with details of the character-building, athletic and aesthetic accomplishments of each primary school to allow parents to pin-point the most suitable school for their pre-school children.  We welcome feedback on what parents actually think about the schools. 

The following pages comprise records of how Primary schools generally fared in PSLE over the past 7 years.  Readers should treat this as an indicator of academic consistency, and not as a definitive ranking of how "good" the school is.

KiasuParents Academic Excellence Ranking of Primary schools

KiasuParents Popularity Ranking for Primary schools

2007 Primary 1 Registration Take Up Rate

Ranking of schools based on Top 10 National students in PSLE


Hi, I would also like to

Hi, I would also like to know if there is any issue if we use the rental address for the school admission. I am yet to move in in april and don't think I will have an year of stay at rented place when i will be submitting application in this july2010.will this be a problem for me. pl advice.

Sumjay | Fri, 26/03/2010 - 4:12pm

 hi,  i'm a new parent


 i'm a new parent .my kid is in k1 now.,so she will be in P1 on should i register for my kid on 2011 itself?we r staying near boon there any good school near my area.which school can i select for registration?

i like to send my kid to chij toa payoh,so by phase 2c,it is impossible to get admission in CHIJ toa payoh..

  if we rent a house near the school within 1km,is it possible to get place in chij it important to stay in that rented house thruout her primary levels... or can we again shft to boonkeng after getting admission in chij toapayoh...becoz ,i have 2 girls,younger one is 2yr old now....

   so if elder one get a chance to study in chij toapayoh,the younger one will definitely get place for her P1.becoz,i'm hindu,is it possible to do PV in CHIJ toapayoh,to get enter for phase 2b. ......thanks for ur opinion...

puliyadi | Thu, 28/01/2010 - 2:06am

Primary School in Jurong

Hi! Irene here.  I am making research for primary school in Jurong area.

Any good primary school to recommend?



irene.lim | Thu, 21/01/2010 - 10:21pm

p1 registration

What 's the chance of getting into NCPS in 2010?i live within 1km..

rekhvin | Thu, 14/01/2010 - 2:53pm

P1 registration for NanChiau Pri

Those aiming for P2C (live w/in 1 km), the balloting chance is very slim.  30-40% only from past stats!  As if only 1 Pri school in Seng Kang. 

To increase chance, register with Hokkien clan/association for $500 and you will be in P2B.  Provided birth cert reflects that dialect group.  Do chk with the school for details

Another choice of school in the neighborhd is Compassvale Pri, though the new school North Vista is gaining popularity in terms of learn-thru-play concept, non-peak timing (schooling from 8am - 2pm) etc.  New school will invest more to build up portfolio ;p

mrstng | Wed, 24/03/2010 - 5:43pm

Clan membership does not

Clan membership does not guarantee the clan would issue recommendation letters. Just prior to Phase 2B, the schools will discuss with the clan to work out the number of recommendation letters to be issued, and the clan is said to issue them according to the number of years of membership.

joining HKHK requires 2 existing members's recommendation.

tankee | Thu, 25/03/2010 - 8:59am

Min stay

Can anyone enligthen me please on the minimum stay (if any) before you can use the address for P1 registration?

I am considering to purchase a property that is within one km from SCGS however the tenant refuses to move out (or he demands exorbitant compensation). This tenancy will expire in March 2010 and if the registration is in July 2010, can I use this address? The reason of asking is that some agents told me that I should stay for min 1 year before I can use the address. Is that correct?

Steven Lee | Wed, 21/10/2009 - 4:48pm

Min stay

If you purchase the property today, you will only complete round about the same time as the expiry of the tenancy, so the point is moot because there is no point chasing him out earlier. If you move into the property in April and you have ownership papers, I wouldn't have thought the school would challenge you on address. BUT, if you are renting a place that is near a school and use the rental address as the registration address, then that's a different story.

In any case, the tenant cannot ask for an exorbitant sum, any terms for breaking the tenancy should have been spelt out clearly already in good tenancy agreements.

Hope this helps your decision.

kidsshouldbekids | Sun, 03/01/2010 - 2:06pm

Min Stay

"BUT, if you are renting a place that is near a school and use the rental address as the registration address, then that's a different story."

Hi may I know what is the difference in terms of using rental address vs perm address? I intend to rent an apartment near to tao nan or Khong Hwa. My gal registering in 2010. Please advise. Thanks.



Munyuen | Fri, 08/01/2010 - 2:18pm

I always thought that there

I always thought that there is no difference if you were to rent a place near the school. I heard of other parents who did this to get into the preferred school. What's the difference in the way the school determine whether you are the owner or a tenant of the address?

micy12 | Tue, 02/03/2010 - 10:02am