Artarmon public school was established in 1910 and currently occupy a split site only meters away from west of Artarmon railway station. It had 980 students enrolled in 2014 and only 667 in 2008. In 2014 students with language background other than English sits at 71 percent, this number is pretty high for north shore public schools. It also hosts opportunity classes for year 5 to 6.
Artarmon public has a very good reputation academically and consistently rank number one or two in the state. This obviously helped by the OC classes it hosts.
Like many schools located in the old established suburbs the space is a premium. This is particularly true as Sydney is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolling into the state public schools. The increase in number of students experienced by Artarmon public school is by no means unique in north shore area. As consequence what available space in the school are almost fully occupied by the demountable classrooms. Luckily the school is located right next to a park which would have made things much easier.
I took a screenshot in the Google map and circled the school area and as you can see play area would be at a premium here with close to 1000 students.
Overall speaking I’d say Artarmon public school is very good with convenient and easy to access location. It located in the heart of north shore suburbs. However with the number of new apartments being built up, you can reasonably expect the school catchment to shrink in the coming years. There is just not much more space to try cram more students onto the existing ground.
Also see the follow up article on Artarmon Public School at here.
As usual contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation and you can also access the full NSW and Sydney Public School Catchment Map by following this link.
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