Registration Phases
for Admission into Primary 1

Registration for admission into Primary 1 is carried out in phases. Should the number of applicants exceed the number of vacancies in any phase, successful applicants are determined first by proximity of residence then by ballot.

Priority of proximity of residence is given in the following order: to those who live within 1 km of the school, within 2 km and finally to those who live outside of the 2 km boundary of the school.

The flowchart has taken into consideration the Year 2000 priority registration given to members of school alumni associations and school volunteers who serve at least 40 hours in the preceding 12 months. Registration usually begins in June ... this means that the 40 hours of voluntary service should be rendered between July of the previous year to June of the current year.

From 2012 onwards, there will be increased differentiation between citizens and permanent residents (PRs) for the Primary 1 registration ... Singaporean children will be given absolute priority over PRs in those phases where balloting is necessary.

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Phase 1
for a child who has a sibling currently studying in the school of choice
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Phase 2A (1)

  • for a child whose parent was a former student and had become an alumni member of the school

  • for a child whose parent is a member of the School Advisory/Management Committee

Phase 2A (2)

  • for a child whose parent OR sibling was a former student but NOT an alumni member of the school

  • for a child whose parent is a staff of the school
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At the end of Phase 2A,
50% of the remaining places will be allocated for Phase 2B
and the other 50% is reserved for Phase 2C.


Phase 2B

  • for a child whose parent is a member of the church or clan directly connected to the school

  • for a child whose parent has provided voluntary service to the school ... of at least 40 hours in the 12 months before registration

  • for a child whose parent is an active community leader

If applicants exceed the 50% cap,
successful applicants will be determined
first by proximity of residence to school then by ballot.
Enter your 6-digit postal code:
then click on Analyse This Location under "Planning Tooools".
Select El-Primary Sch as your FIRST category then two others.
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Phase 2C
for a child who is ineligible for or unsuccessful in earlier phases
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Phase 2C Supplementary
for a child who is unsuccessful in gaining a place in a school of choice at Phase 2C
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Phase 3
for children who are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents



MOE Links: [ Primary One Registration ] [ Compulsory Education ]

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