2013 Primary One Registration Exercise for Admission to Primary One in 2014

The 2013 Primary One Registration Exercise has closed. The 2014 Primary One Registration Exercise will tentatively be conducted in Jul-Aug 2014. This webpage will be updated by June 2014.

What is the purpose of the Primary One Registration Exercise?

The Primary One Registration Exercise is an exercise for a child to register for a Primary One place in a mainstream school in the following year.

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Who can participate in the Primary One Registration Exercise?

Children born between 2 January 2007 and 1 January 2008 (both dates inclusive) can participate in the 2013 Primary One Registration Exercise for admission to Primary One Classes in 2014.

Please refer to the different Phases of the Primary One Registration Exercise and the eligibility for each of the Phases.

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When is the Primary One Registration Exercise conducted?

The Primary One Registration Exercise is conducted from June to September every year. Parents should refer to the registration phases and procedures to find out which phase their children are eligible for, how to register and the documents required for registration.

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Where is the Primary One Registration Exercise conducted?

Parents may proceed to the school of choice during their eligible phase to register their child for the Primary One Registration Exercise.

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How do I register my child for the Primary One Registration Exercise?

Registration for each phase is conducted at the primary school. The hours of registration at schools are from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on each scheduled registration day. Parents must produce the originals of each required document at the time of registration.

Overseas Singaporeans who wish to register their children for Primary One can refer to Information for Overseas Singaporeans for the registration procedures. They can also obtain a copy of the notes on the registration procedure and the application forms from the Overseas Missions, Embassies, Singapore Clubs and Associations from 15 June onwards.

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Compulsory Education

Under the Compulsory Education Act, Singapore Citizens born after 1 January 1996 and residing in Singapore are required to attend national primary schools regularly. Thus, a child who is at least 6 years old on 1 January of the year of admission to Primary One has to register at the Primary One Registration Exercise the preceding year.

If a child is assessed as being not ready or suitable for Primary One on medical grounds, a parent may seek approval from the Compulsory Education Unit for deferment of registration. Application can be made using the relevant form available on the compulsory education webpage or at the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive (Tel: 6872-2220). Any queries on Compulsory Education may be directed to MOE Compulsory Education Unit at Fax: (65)-67789356 or Email: moe_ce@moe.edu.sg.

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What is new for the 2013 Primary One Registration Exercise?

New Primary Schools

There will be three new primary schools starting in 2014.

Town Name Address
Bukit Merah Alexandra Primary School 2A Prince Charles Crescent S(159016)
Bukit Panjang West Spring Primary School 60 Bukit Panjang Ring Road S(679946)
Sembawang Northoaks Primary School 61 Sembawang Drive S(757622)

Please refer to New Primary Schools for information on the registration centres for these new primary schools.

Primary One Internet System for Registration

This year, MOE will introduce the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) in 80 Primary Schools. The P1-IS serves as an alternate channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and Phase 2C Supplementary in these 80 schools. To register online via the P1-IS, both Parents’ SingPass are required. Parents who register online will have to produce the originals of each required document to the school the child is successfully registered when requested by the school or upon reporting to the school.

The 80 primary schools are:

Parents who do not wish to use the P1-IS to register their child into the participating schools can continue to do so by going to these schools for registration, like for all other schools.

Address Used for Registration

The address to be used for the registration of children in the Primary One registration is the official residential address on the parents’ NRIC. This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category. Parents may obtain a list of schools within the 1km and 1-2km distance categories from the OneMap SchoolQuery Service managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in June.

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False Information

Any registrant found to have provided false information during the Primary One Registration Exercise will be referred to the Police for investigation. A child who is successfully registered in a school based on false information given will be transferred to another school with available vacancies after all eligible children have been registered.

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