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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 Primary 1 (P1) Registration Exercise.

Some schools will have a cap on the intake of Permanent Resident (PR) children to:
  • Prevent any concentration of PR children in our primary schools.
  • Provide a more conducive environment to encourage interaction between Singapore Citizen (SC) children and PR children.
  • 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.

Before each P1 Registration Exercise, we will review and publish the list of schools that will have 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 2024 P1 Registration Exercise, there is the PR cap for the following schools:
  • Bukit Timah Primary School
  • Cantonment Primary School
  • Opera Estate Primary School
At the start of Phases 2C and 2C Supplementary, we will publish the maximum number of vacancies available to PR children for these schools 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.