2014 Primary One Registration Exercise for Admission to Primary One in 2015

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 2008 and 1 January 2009 (both dates inclusive) can participate in the 2014 Primary One Registration Exercise for admission to Primary One Classes in 2015.

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 2014 Primary One Registration Exercise?

40 Places Reserved to Ensure Continued Open Access to All Primary Schools

Starting from the 2014 Primary One (P1) Registration Exercise, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will reserve 40 places in every primary school for registrants in Phase 2B and 2C to ensure continued open access to all primary schools.

The 40 places will be reserved for Phase 2B and 2C (20 places for each phase) before the start of the P1 Registration Exercise. The number of vacancies remaining after Phase 2A(2) (this includes the 40 reserved places) will continue to be split equally between Phase 2B and 2C. The following two examples and corresponding flowcharts are illustrations.

Example 1: School A — No Balloting at Phase 2A(2)

School A has a total of 240 vacancies. Of the 240 vacancies, 40 places are upfront reserved for Phase 2B and 2C registrants, and 200 places are available from Phase 1. Suppose 70 places are taken up in Phase 1, 50 places in Phase 2A(1) and 30 places in Phase 2A(2). This leaves 50 + 40 (reserved upfront) = 90 places for Phase 2B and 2C. The 90 vacancies will then be split equally into 45 vacancies each for Phase 2B and 2C. (See flowchart below.)

In the event that not all the vacancies allocated for Phase 2B are taken up, the remaining vacancies will be carried forward to Phase 2C. For example, if only 20 places out of 45 allocated vacancies are taken up at Phase 2B, the remaining 25 vacancies will be carried forward to Phase 2C. Hence, there will be 70 vacancies for Phase 2C.

Example 1: School A — No Balloting at Phase 2A(2)
Flowchart: No Balloting at Phase 2A(2)
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Example 2: School B — Balloting at Phase 2A(2)

School B has a total of 240 vacancies. Of the 240 vacancies, 40 places are upfront reserved for Phase 2B and 2C registrants, and 200 places are available from Phase 1. Suppose 70 places are taken up in Phase 1, 50 places in Phase 2A(1), 80 places in Phase 2A(2). This leaves 0 +40 (reserved upfront) = 40 places for Phase 2B and 2C. The 40 vacancies will then be split equally into 20 vacancies each for Phase 2B and 2C. (See flowchart below.)

In the event that there are 25 registrants for Phase 2B, balloting will be conducted in this phase. Phase 2C will continue to have 20 vacancies.

Example 2: School B — Balloting at Phase 2A(2)
Flowchart: Balloting at Phase 2A(2)
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Primary One Internet System for Registration

This year, MOE will introduce the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) to all primary schools. The P1-IS serves as an alternate channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and Phase 2C Supplementary. 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. Parents who do not wish to use the P1-IS to register their child can continue to do so by going to their school of choice for registration.

Merging Schools

Three pairs of primary schools will be merging in 2015.

Planning Area Name of School Name of Merged School Location where new school will function in Jan 2015
Bedok
  • Bedok West Primary School
  • Damai Primary School
Damai Primary School

School will function at 50 Bedok Reservoir Crescent S(479225) from Jan 2015 to Dec 2017

The final location of the school will be at 52 Bedok Reservoir Crescent S(479226)

Bukit Batok
  • Hong Kah Primary School
  • Lianhua Primary School
Lianhua Primary School 2 Bukit Batok Street 52
S(659243)
Tampines
  • Qiaonan Primary School
  • Griffiths Primary School
Angsana Primary School 3 Tampines Street 22
S(529366)

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

Phase 3 Registration

Parents of non-Singapore Citizen (SC)/ non-Permanent Resident (PR) children should note that vacancies are limited as only vacancies remaining after allocation to SC/PR would be allocated to non-SC/non-PR children. MOE will publish the list of available primary schools for parents to register their child in this phase. MOE will thereafter centrally process all the applications and the posting outcome will be released to parents by 14 November 2014. School posting will take into consideration factors such as availability of school vacancies and ensuring a good spread of students. MOE posting is final and no appeals will be entertained. Schools will also not entertain any walk-in applications for placement or transfer.

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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