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Tanjong Katong Sec Sch goes autonomous in 2005


The Ministry of Education will accord Tanjong Katong Secondary School Autonomous School status from January 2005. After a stringent selection process, Tanjong Katong Secondary School has been found to have met the requirements that cover the following broad areas:

  • a well-rounded education programme and a good system in place to achieve the Desired Outcomes of Education;

  • consistently attained good achievements in academic and other results;

  • is well regarded and enjoys strong parental support and public recognition.


Autonomous Schools were established in 1994 to provide pupils with quality education within the framework of a non-independent status but with greater autonomy devolved to the schools. Autonomous Schools give parents more options in the choice of quality schools for their children.

Autonomous Schools are given additional funding to enable them to develop a wider and better range of programmes to stretch the capability of their pupils. The additional flexibility and funding given to Autonomous Schools have enabled these schools to offer their pupils an enhanced teaching and learning environment.

Apart from additional and improved facilities, pupils also benefit from a more innovative curriculum as well as a wider and more varied range of enrichment programmes. Autonomous Schools have been able to provide well-rounded quality education that stretches each pupil to his fullest potential.

On 12 January 2000, the Ministry of Education announced that the number of Autonomous Schools would be expanded from the then current number of 18 to 30 or 40 schools (approximately 25% of our secondary schools) in the coming years. There are currently 24 Autonomous Schools. The list is at Annex.

Source: Ministry of Education Press Release 7 Jul 2004


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