What the changes in Primary 1 (P1) registration phases mean for you

Find out how the changes in registration phases, starting from the 2022 P1 Registration Exercise, may affect you.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) will be combined into a single Phase 2A from the 2022 P1 Registration Exercise.

Find out how you may be affected:

Your older child is currently studying in the primary school.
No change. You can continue to register in Phase 1, at the school your older child is currently studying in.
You are a member of the school alumni association, and a former student of the primary school.
You can register in Phase 2A.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) have been combined into a single Phase 2A.
You are a member of the School Advisory or Management Committee.
You can register in Phase 2A.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) have been combined into a single Phase 2A.
You or your older child is a former student of the primary school.
You can register in Phase 2A.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) have been combined into a single Phase 2A.
You are a staff member of the primary school.
You can register in Phase 2A.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) have been combined into a single Phase 2A.
Your child is currently in an MOE Kindergarten under the purview of and located within the primary school.
You can register in Phase 2A.

Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) have been combined into a single Phase 2A.
You are a parent volunteer of the primary school.
You must have joined not later than 1 July of the year before P1 registration and have given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June of the year of P1 registration.

You can continue to register in Phase 2B, where there is a minimum of 20 reserved places.

In addition to the reserved places, one-third of remaining vacancies after Phase 2A will be allocated to Phase 2B, and two-thirds will be allocated to Phase 2C.
You are a member endorsed by the church or clan directly connected to the primary school.
You can continue to register in Phase 2B, where there is a minimum of 20 reserved places.

In addition to the reserved places, one-third of remaining vacancies after Phase 2A will be allocated to Phase 2B, and two-thirds will be allocated to Phase 2C.
You are endorsed as an active community leader.
You can continue to register in Phase 2B, where there is a minimum of 20 reserved places.

In addition to the reserved places, one-third of remaining vacancies after Phase 2A will be allocated to Phase 2B, and two-thirds will be allocated to Phase 2C.
You are a parent with no prior connection to the primary school.
You can continue to register in Phase 2C or Phase 2C Supplementary. There will be a minimum of 40 places (up from 20) reserved for Phase 2C.

In addition to the reserved places, two-thirds of remaining vacancies after Phase 2A will be allocated to Phase 2C, and one-third will be allocated to Phase 2B.
  • If your child is unsuccessful in any phase of the registration exercise, you can register your child in the next phase that they are eligible for.
  • If your child is unsuccessful in Phase 2C Supplementary, MOE will post your child to a school with available vacancy.
  • International students will continue to register in Phase 3 of the P1 Registration Exercise.
Learn more:
Return to the overview of the P1 Registration Framework changes.