Cap on Permanent Resident Intake in Phases 2C and 2C Supplementary

Learn about the cap on the intake of Permanent Resident children for some schools during the P1 Registration Exercise.

We introduced a cap on the intake of Permanent Resident (PR) children with effect from the 2020 P1 Registration Exercise. This is to prevent any concentration of PR children in our primary schools, to provide a more conducive environment to encourage interaction between Singapore Citizen (SC) children and PR children, and to facilitate the integration of PR children into Singapore.

The cap, which is about 25% to 30% of the school's planned P1 intake, is applied in Phases 2C and 2C Supplementary only.

The cap does not result in any change to the priority that SC children have over PR children. If there are more registrants than vacancies in any registration phase, SC children will continue to be given priority over PR children, and will be admitted first.

Prior to each P1 Registration Exercise, we review and publish the list of schools that will reflect a cap on their intake of PR children. The vast majority of primary schools and PR children are not affected by this cap as their past patterns of PR admissions are well below the cap of 25% to 30%.

For the 2021 P1 Registration Exercise, the implementation of the PR cap will take effect in the following 8 schools:
  • Bukit Timah Primary School
  • Changkat Primary School
  • Marymount Convent School
  • North Spring Primary School
  • Opera Estate Primary School
  • Tanjong Katong Primary School
  • Park View Primary School
  • Clementi Primary School
At the start of Phases 2C and 2C Supplementary, MOE will publish the maximum number of vacancies available to PR children for the 8 schools above on the vacancies and balloting page.

You may refer to our FAQs for more information.
The maximum number of vacancies available to PRs in Phases 2C and 2C Supplementary represents the total number of PRs that can be admitted in that particular phase, taking into account the number of PRs successfully admitted in earlier phases.

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Primary 1 registration: step-by-step