Primary

Find out how MOE will ensure every school is a good school by creating opportunities for all.

Fast Facts

  • 6 years of compulsory education
  • No school fees
    Standard miscellaneous fees1:$6.50
    Second-tier miscellaneous fees2:$6.50
  • Subject-based Banding allows students to offer a mix of standard and foundation subjects, depending on their strengths
  • National examination: Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and Community Involvement Programmes (CIP)

Choosing a Primary School

Check out this video to find out more about the factors for parents to consider when choosing a primary school for their child.

Primary 1 Registration

You can find out more about the Primary 1 Registration date on this infographic or this link.

Learn more about your child's education journey by reading our booklet on Primary School Education (3.4mb .pdf). Help us to better communicate with you by sharing your views of the Primary School Education booklet in our survey.

Payment of School Fees

Parents can pay the fees through the following ways:

  1. Join the GIRO scheme

  2. Pay via AXS

    • AXS e-Station [internet] (eNETS / Credit/Debit Card / Masterpass / PayLah!)

    • AXS m-Station [mobile app] – by selecting “eServices”, followed by “MOE” (eNETS / Credit/Debit Card / Masterpass / PayLah!)

    • At any AXS Stations by selecting “Education”, followed by “MOE” (NETS). To locate the nearest AXS Station, please visit http://www.axs.com.sg/axsStation_locations.php

  3. Pay at their child’s school (cash, cheque or cashier’s order)

  4. Pay at MOE’s Customer Service Centre (cash, cheque or NETS)

  5. Send a cheque payable to "Ministry Of Education" to
    Ministry of Education, Finance & Procurement Division, Cashier’s Unit
    1 North Buona Vista Drive, MOE Building,
    Singapore 138675.

Please write the student's name, NRIC number and school name on the reverse side of the cheque.

More information can be found on our frequently asked questions on school fees.

Singaporean students who wish to pay their second-tier miscellaneous fees and autonomous school fees (if applicable) from their Edusave account may sign up for Edusave Standing Order.

The Edusave Standing Order application form is available from the school or can be downloaded here. Completed application form is to be submitted to the school.


GIRO Matters

Parents who wish to change their GIRO account can go to their banks to effect the change directly. If parents wish to effect the change of GIRO account through MOE, they are to submit the Termination Form together with the new GIRO Application Form to MOE.

For termination of GIRO arrangement, parents can effect the termination at their banks or make the request through MOE by submitting the Termination Form.


Financial Assistance Scheme

Financial assistance schemes are available to help needy students pay their fees. Parents who wish to apply for financial assistance may approach their child’s school for the application form. You can also download the Financial Assistance Scheme Application Form. All application forms must be submitted.

Transition to Primary One

Check out these resources on how you can help your child transit to Primary 1 smoothly.


Footnotes
  1. Annual fee payable is spread over 12 months of the academic year. Students who join on or before 5th February will have to pay fees for January. Those who leave on or after 5th October will have to pay fees for November and December.

  2. Second-tier miscellaneous fees are decided by schools. The maximum amount they can charge is 100% of the standard miscellaneous fee rates. Students may apply to use their Edusave accounts to pay the second-tier miscellaneous fees. You can download the Edusave Standing Order Form and submit it to the school.