West Balcatta Primary School opened in 1977 and is located in the northern suburbs, approximately 13 kilometres from the Perth CBD, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6.  The school became an Independent Public School in 2019 and is dedicated to providing a positive educational experience that supports the academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of all the students.  This was acknowledged in winning the prestigious 'WA Primary School of the Year' award in 2012.  The school embraces cultural diversity with languages from many countries spoken in the homes of students.  The parent body is comprised of families from numerous cultures.