Last Updated: 14 May 2021

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. 

Your child 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. Your child will attend the new school immediately after completing the transfer process.

If you decide not to accept the school offered, or miss the reporting deadline, your child will remain in their current school.


  • If your child already has a set of Primary 5 subject combination, they will be offered the same combination in their new school.
  • 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.
  • If you are seeking transfer due to other reasons such as medical conditions, you should approach your child's current school for assistance.

Key dates for 2021

 Month of transfer   Application period Application outcome  Reporting period
March 2021 From 9am on Monday, 1 March to 4pm on Friday, 12 March 2021 Monday, 22 March 2021 From Tuesday, 23 March to Friday, 26 March 2021
 June 2021 From 9am on Monday, 17 May to 4pm on Friday, 4 June 2021
 Monday, 21 June 2021  From Tuesday, 22 June to Friday, 25 June 2021


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.