2016 Primary One Registration Exercise for Admission to Primary One in 2017

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.

Who can participate in the Primary One Registration Exercise?

Children born between 2 January 2010 and 1 January 2011 (both dates inclusive) can participate in the 2016 Primary One Registration Exercise for admission to Primary One classes in 2017.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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 (Year 2017) has to register at the Primary One Registration Exercise in the preceding year  (Year 2016).

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.

Address Used for Registration

The address used in the P1 Registration Exercise should be the parents’ official residential address as reflected on their NRICs. This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category, where required for consideration of priority in admissions.

The home-school distance category priority is given with the expectation that the family will reside at the address for the duration of the child’s primary school studies, as it is for the convenience and interest of the child.

In a small number of cases, there may be situations where the families are unable to remain at the address used for registration for the entire duration of the child’s primary school studies. Even so, a child who gains priority admission into a school through his/her distance category is required to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the commencement of the P1 registration exercise on 30 June 2016. If this condition is not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the priority admission to the first school was based on the declared address used for registration.

More information related to the address used for registration is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

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.