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How to register

Learn how to register your child for Primary 1 (P1) and what documents are required.

Overview

Parents of Singapore Citizen (SC) and Permanent Resident (PR) children can register through the P1 Registration Portal.

On the portal, you can:
  • View your child’s eligible registration phases and schools from 9am on Tuesday, 2 July 2024.
  • Register your child during their eligible phases, from Phase 1 to 2C Supplementary.
  • Check registration outcome on results announcement days. (You will also be notified of the results through SMS.)
P1 registration for international students is a different process. Find out more.

[collapsible title="If you are using a caregiver's address for registration"]You must submit an online declaration of alternative child-care arrangement and receive approval before you register your child for P1. The application takes at least 3 working days to be processed.[/collapsible]

To register

Log in to the P1 Registration Portal with your Singpass to register during your child's eligible phase registration period.

Only one parent is required to register. In the Registration Portal, you are required to declare that you have sought consent from the other parent to register your child for P1.

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To register, click on the Registration tab in the portal.

Registration tab in P1 Registration Portal
If you do not see details of your child due for P1 registration in the portal, you can register through an online form in the portal. 

There is no need to submit any documents unless you register through the online form.

If you need help with registration, refer to this user guide (2.2MB) or contact the school of your choice.

After registration

After you register on the portal:
  • You will see a "successful" acknowledgment message.
  • You can also log in to the portal again to view your submitted registration.

[collapsible title="If you need to make changes to your registration"] Making an amendment in the same phase
The same parent who registered the child will need to remove their previous registration and resubmit a new registration on the P1 Registration Portal before the phase closes. MOE will take your latest submission in that phase.

Withdrawing a P1 place secured in a previous phase
The same parent who registered the child must withdraw their place through the P1 Registration Portal successfully before registering for another school in their next eligible phase. Otherwise, MOE will not process any subsequent registration and your child will remain in the school they had secured a place at. [/collapsible]

Registration phases

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Phase 1

 Registration
From: 9am on Tuesday, 2 July 2024
To: 4.30pm on Thursday, 4 July 2024

 Result
Wednesday, 10 July 2024

All eligible Phase 1 applicants will be offered a place.

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Phase 2A

 Registration
From: 9am on Thursday, 11 July 2024
To: 4.30pm on Friday, 12 July 2024

 Result
Friday, 19 July 2024

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Documents

You may need to submit relevant documents during registration.

[collapsible title="Former students of the primary school"]
  • There is no need to submit any documents unless you are directed in the P1 Registration Portal to register through an online form.
  • On the online form, you will need to upload documents certifying the former student (you, your spouse or your older child) status:
    • Relevant pages of the school report book that clearly show the name of the former student and the primary school, a copy of digitised examination results from the SkillsFuture portal, or the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) certificate.
    • Birth certificate of older child as proof of relationship, if applicable.
  • If you have misplaced your report book and PSLE certificate, you can find more information on how to obtain a Statement of Results (SOR).
[/collapsible] [collapsible title="Members of the School Advisory or Management Committee"]
  • Relevant documents certifying that either you or your spouse is a member.
[/collapsible] [collapsible title="Existing staff member of the primary school"] In the P1 Registration Portal, you will be directed to register through an online form.

The school will verify your child’s eligibility with the school’s records. [/collapsible] [collapsible title="Your child is currently in the MOE Kindergarten under the purview of and located within the primary school"] The school will verify your child’s eligibility with the school’s records. [/collapsible]
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Phase 2B

 Registration
From: 9am on Monday, 22 July 2024
To: 4.30pm on Tuesday, 23 July 2024

 Result
Monday, 29 July 2024

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Documents

You may need to submit relevant documents during registration.

[collapsible title="Endorsed active community leaders"] You will need to clarify with your constituency office on:
  • Whether your child is eligible for this registration phase.
  • How to apply for the eligibility letter.
[/collapsible] [collapsible title="Endorsed church or clan member directly connected with the primary school"] In the P1 Registration Portal, you will be directed to register through an online form and upload relevant documents certifying that you or your spouse is a member. [/collapsible] [collapsible title="Current parent volunteers at the school"]The school will verify your child's eligibility with their records during registration. You must have joined no 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. [/collapsible]
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Phase 2C

 Registration
From: 9am on Tuesday, 30 July 2024
To: 4.30pm on Thursday, 1 August 2024

 Result
Tuesday, 13 August 2024

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Phase 2C Supplementary

 Registration
From: 9am on Thursday, 15 August 2024
To: 4.30pm on Friday, 16 August 2024

 Result
Tuesday, 27 August 2024

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If your registration is unsuccessful in Phase 2C Supplementary, your child will be posted to a school with available vacancy.

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Supporting documents

There is no need to submit any documents unless you are directed in the P1 Registration Portal to register through an online form.

On the online form, you will need to submit your child's birth certificate or other applicable documents. Schools may contact you for clarification or additional documents.

[collapsible title="Declaration of alternative child-care arrangement"] You must make a declaration of alternative child-care arrangement if your child is under the care of your parent or sibling and you are using their address to register for a school that is within 2km.

Only the parent who made the declaration can use the approved caregiver's address to register your child on the P1 Registration Portal. The other parent will not be able to do so.

Learn how to make the declaration. [/collapsible]
[collapsible title="Documents for using the address of a new property"]In the P1 Registration Portal, you will be directed to register through an online form and upload the supporting documents.

Learn about the requirements and the documents needed.
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[collapsible title="Documents for using the address of a resale property"] In the P1 Registration Portal, you will be directed to register through an online form and upload the supporting documents.

Learn about the requirements and the documents needed.
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[collapsible title="Documents for divorced or separated parents"]

Joint custody

You will both need to agree on the choice of school for your child. Only one parent is required to register through the P1 Registration Portal.

During registration, you are required to declare that you have sought consent from the other parent to register your child for P1.

Note:
  • If you and your current or former spouse cannot agree on the choice of school, you may apply for a Court Order from the Family Justice Courts or the Syariah Court. As the timeline for registration is tight, try to do so at least 3 months before your child's P1 registration.
  • We will process the child’s registration based on the choices made by the parent authorised in the Court Order.
  • If there is a dispute about your child's enrolment that cannot be resolved, MOE reserves the right to place your child in another school with vacancy.

Sole custody

As the parent with sole custody, you may register your child for P1.

In the P1 Registration Portal, you will be directed to register through an online form and upload supporting documents.

You are required to:
  • Upload the Court Order setting out the custody arrangement. Ensure that the names of the child and parents, and the custody granted are clearly visible in your submission. The file size should not exceed 1MB.
  • Declare on the online form that if there is a dispute over your child's enrolment that cannot be resolved, MOE reserves the right to place your child in another school with a vacancy.
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Related questions

More FAQs on the P1 Registration Portal.