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The following table lists the 2018 best primary schools in Melbourne. English and Maths are rated with 5 grades while the overall academic performance has 3 rating scales for you to choose.

There are a large range of factors that impact on academic results in addition to the role played by the school itself. These include the SES (Socio Economic Status) background of students, whether the school is selective in its student intake, etc. It is for the reader to do his own research and draw his or her own conclusions.

1. Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Melbourne (PLC)

It’s an independent, private, Presbyterian, day and boarding school for girls, located in Burwood, an eastern suburb of Melbourne.

Founded in 1875 at East Melbourne, PLC was one of the first independent schools for girls in Australia. The College has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 1,450 students from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12, including 122 boarders. P.L.C features a co-educational Early Learning Centre, and a girls-only environment from Prep to Year 12. The College has been an IB World School since September 1990, and is authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme.

PLC is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA),  the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (AISV), the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), is a founding member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV), and is an accredited school of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

In 2001 The Sun-Herald named PLC Melbourne the best girls’ school in Australia on the basis of the number of its alumni mentioned in Who’s Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).

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