Rainworth State School, Bardon: Among QLD’s Top School Catchments

Rather than enrolling their children in a private school, an increasing number of parents are willing to spend a bit more for homes in Brisbane’s most sought-after school catchments, such as the top-ranked Rainworth State School in Bardon.

Rainworth State School recently took the top spot as Brisbane’s best public primary school in 2018, as revealed by Better Education, and interstate home buyers don’t seem to mind paying a premium for a home that is within the popular school catchments, such as this one in Bardon.

Good schooling is one of the primary considerations for parents of school-aged children looking to buy a new home, and is one of the primary drivers for Brisbane dwelling demands, industry experts say.

Queensland School Catchment Map
Photo Credit: Queensland Government / qgso.qld.gov.au

In the last 12 months, house median sale price in Bardon rose 9.47 percent, and 12.55 percent for units median price, according to CoreLogic. As for market demand, there have been 965 visits per property compared to QLD average of 386, according to realestate.com.au data from 1 January to 31 December 2018.

Rounding out the 2018 top 10 public primary schools in Brisbane: MacGregor State School, Ashgrove State School, Ironside State School, Wishart State School, Indooroopilly State School, Sunnybank Hills State School, Chapel Hill State School, Graceville State School, and Robertson State School.

On the other hand, the 2018 top Brisbane state high schools is led by Brisbane State High School, followed by Mansfield State High School, Indooroopilly State High School, Cavendish Road State High School, Mount Gravatt State High School, Kelvin Grove State College, The Gap State High School, Kenmore State High School, Brisbane School of Distance Education, and Stretton State College.