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Last Updated: 01 November 2023

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 a school with the same combination.
  • 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 2023

Month of transfer: December 2023
Application period 
From 9am on Wednesday, 1 November 2023 to 4pm on Thursday, 23 November 2023

Application outcome
Thursday, 7 December 2023

Reporting period
From Friday, 8 December to Friday, 29 December 2023
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.