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Last Updated: 13 May 2024

Primary school transfer service

1. Overview and key dates

You can apply to transfer your child to a primary school nearer to your new residential address if your child is:
  • A Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR).
  • Currently in Primary 1 to 5.
We will offer your child a school nearer to your new residential address which has available vacancies.

Successful applicants will have to report to the new school by the end of the reporting period to complete the school transfer.

Your NRIC must be updated with your new residential address when reporting to the new school. Find out more about the reporting process.

If you are seeking transfer due to other reasons such as medical conditions, you should approach your child's current school for assistance.
  • Primary 5 students
    If your child already has a set of Primary 5 subject combination, they will be offered a school with the same combination.
  • Primary 6 students
    Primary 6 students are discouraged from transfers as it is a critical year for them to take the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). If there are special circumstances, you should approach your child's current school.

Key dates for 2024

To minimise the disruption to your child’s studies and ease their integration into the new school, plan ahead and apply for the transfer during the period nearest to when you intend to change your address.

Month of transfer: June 2024 
Application period 
From 9am on Monday, 13 May 2024 to 4pm on Friday, 31 May 2024

Application outcome
Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Reporting period
From Wednesday, 19 June 2024 to Friday, 21 June 2024
Month of transfer: December 2024
Application period
From 9am on Friday, 1 November 2024 to 4pm on Thursday, 21 November 2024

Application outcome
Thursday, 5 December 2024

Reporting period
From Friday, 6 December to Tuesday, 31 December 2024

Transfer cycles

The cycles for Primary School Transfer Service are planned such that your child will start in the new school in the new school term, if successful.

Typically, the application period starts before the school holidays in March, May and November and the application outcome will be released before the new school term starts.

There is no Primary School Transfer Service cycle in September as it is not educationally beneficial to transfer your child in the final term of the academic year.
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