2015 Primary One Registration Exercise (For Admission to Primary One in 2016)

Published Date: 18 June 2015 12:00 AM

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1.The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2016 will open from Thursday, 2 July 2015 to Thursday, 27 August 2015. The dates for the different phases of registration are listed in Annex A.

2.All primary schools will open for registration from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays during the registration period. Details on the list of primary schools and vacancies available, including a list of registration centres for new schools, can be found on the P1 Registration website.

3.The cohort size for 2016 is similar to that of 2015. There will be sufficient school places for all eligible P1 students on a regional and nationwide basis.

Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) for Online Registration

4.The Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) serves as an alternate channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary. Parents who do not wish to make an online registration can continue to go to their school of choice for registration.

5.To register online via the P1-IS, parents are required to use their SingPass1. For a guide on doing an online registration, please refer to http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/primary-one-internet-system/. The P1-IS is accessible 24 hours during the following periods:

  • Phase 2C — Starting from 9.00 am on 28 July 2015 to 4.30 pm on 30 July 2015; and
  • Phase 2C Supplementary — Starting from 9.00 am on 10 August 2015 to 4.30 pm on 12 August 2015.

Three New Schools in 2016

5.Three new primary schools – Oasis Primary, Punggol Cove Primary and Waterway Primary – will be taking in students from 2016 and will open for P1 registration this year. Annex B gives a list of registration centres for the new schools.

Compulsory Education

6.Under the Compulsory Education Act, Singapore Citizens born after 1 January 1996 and residing in Singapore are required to attend national primary schools. Children born between 2 January 2009 and 1 January 2010 (both dates inclusive), have to be registered at this year’s P1 Registration Exercise for admission to P1 in January 2016.

7.If a child is assessed as being not ready or suitable for P1 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 by obtaining the form from the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive Singapore 138675 (Tel: 6872-2220).

8.Any queries on Compulsory Education may be directed to MOE Compulsory Education Unit at Email: moe_ce@moe.edu.sg or Fax: 6778-9356.

Registration Procedures

9.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 3, a parent or a person authorised by the parent in writing, can 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.

10.Non-Singapore Citizen/Non-Permanent Resident children born between 2 January 2009 and 1 January 2010 may apply to a school with vacancy during Phase 3 of the Exercise.

False Information

11.Any registrant found to have provided false information during the P1 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.

Other Information

12.Parents can find out more about the documents required for registration, including registration for overseas Singaporeans through the P1 Registration Exercise website.

13.Information on the P1 Registration Exercise is also available as an insert of the Primary School Education Booklet, which is distributed to kindergartens and childcare centres.

Footnote:
  1. To apply for or reset your SingPass, please go to: http://www.singpass.gov.sg
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