Glasgow Primary Schools ranked 2023: Top 30 best primary schools in Glasgow as named by The Sunday Times

Here’s the top 30 primary schools in Glasgow ranked

The best performing primary schools in Glasgow (as well as the whole of Scotland) for 2023 have been ranked, listed, and released by the Sunday Times at the end of last month.

A quarter of the primary schools featured in the top 20 in Scotland are from Glasgow - with five schools making the coveted list released by The Sunday Times.

This is matched by North Lanarkshire, who also have four schools in the top 20 Scottish primary school league tables - with two schools from Wishaw!

Three schools from Inverclyde also feature in the top 20 of The Sunday Times Primary School League Table 2023 - while a Paisley school is the highest ranked primary school across all of Scotland.

The schools were ranked on four key areas reading, writing, numeracy, listening and talking. Sixty-three schools from more than 1,200 that submitted data scored top marks (400) across all indicators.

Each primary school was given a score out of 400 drawing together the percentage of pupils up to standard in each comparable metric.

Many of the schools featured in the top 30 of Glasgow are from socially deprived areas, making their placement on the list all the more impressive.

This list does not definitively rank the primary schools of Glasgow as ‘best to worst’ - as that would fail to take into numerous social, financial, and other factors that come into the overall qualiy of education.

GlasgowWorld launched our own league of Scottish High Schools last month, you can find the article featuring the best performing high schools in Glasgow in terms of academic attainment here.

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