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Primary 1 registration exercise for 2008



The registration of children for admission to Primary One classes in 2008 will be open from Tuesday, 3 July 2007, to Thursday, 30 August 2007. The dates for the different phases of registration are given at Annex A.
All primary and full schools will be open for registration from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on Monday to Friday during the registration period.
The list of primary schools and the places available is at Annex B.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) had opened more classes in January 2007 to cater to the increase in demand for Primary One places for the ^Dragon Year ̄ cohort.
The number of school places for 2008 will be accordingly adjusted to reflect the smaller cohort size. There will be sufficient school places for all eligible Primary One students on a regional and nationwide basis.
Six New Schools in 2008
Six new primary schools will be opened in 2008. These are Anchor Green Primary, Beacon Primary, Endeavour Primary, Greendale Primary, Innova Primary, and North Vista Primary.
There will be one new school each in the new towns of Bukit Panjang, Punggol, Sembawang, and Woodlands, and two new schools in Sengkang.
Annex C gives a list of registration centres for new, merged and relocating schools.
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 born between 2 January 2001 and 1 January 2002 has to be registered at the 2007 Primary One Registration Exercise for admission to Primary One in January 2008. Children born between 2 January 1999 and 1 January 2001 (both dates inclusive), who have not previously been registered for Primary One classes, may also be registered for admission to school in 2008.
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 MOE website ( 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 Email: or Fax: 6778-9356.
Registration Procedures
Parents registering their children under Phase 1 may submit the registration form and relevant documents through the older sibling who will be given the form by the school.
For registration under Phase 2A(1) to Phase 2C Supplementary, a parent or a person authorised by the parent in writing is to submit the registration form and relevant documents at the school of choice. Each child should be registered at only one school at any one time. If the child is registered at more than one school, he may lose his place in the school of choice.
Allocation of Places
Children will be allocated places in the school according to the order of priority spelt out in the Registration Scheme at Annex A. Balloting will be conducted should the number of applications to a school exceed the number of vacancies during any phase from Phase 2A(1) to Phase 2C Supplementary.
At the end of Phase 2A(2), 50% of the remaining places in each school will be allocated for Phase 2B registrants and the other 50% for Phase 2C registrants in the school.
If the number of qualifying applicants in Phase 2B exceeds the 50% cap, successful applicants will be determined first by proximity category of residence to the school and then by ballot. In the event that the allocated places for Phase 2B is not taken up, the remaining vacancies will be carried forward to Phase 2C.
MOE will post children who are unsuccessful in obtaining a Primary One place in a school of their choice at the end of Phase 2C Supplementary to schools near their homes that still have vacancies.
The number of P1 places each school will offer for the 2007 P1 Registration Exercise can be found at
Announcement on Balloting and Vacancies
Parents can find out which schools will be conducting balloting via Teletext (Channel 8, page 720) or through the Internet ( at the end of each registration phase. Parents are welcome to witness the balloting. The number of applicants for each school is updated daily on the Internet and Teletext.
Other Information
Parents can find out more about the documents required for registration, statutory declaration for registration using address of foster parents, and registration for overseas Singaporeans via Teletext (Channel 8, page 720) or through the Internet (
Information booklets on the 2007 Primary One Registration Exercise have been distributed to kindergartens and childcare centres. The booklets are also available at the MOE Customer Service Centre.


21 June 2007

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