Last Updated: 24 June 2021

Primary school transfer service

3. Receive outcome and report to school

You will receive the outcome of your child's application through SMS sent to the local mobile number you have provided during your application. You may also log on to the online system using your Singpass.

If you choose to accept the school offered, follow these steps to complete the transfer process:
  1. Report to the current school to initiate the process.
  2. Report to the new school.
This process must be completed within the reporting period. If you miss the reporting deadline, or decide not to accept the school offered, your child will remain in their current school.
Your child will have to attend the new school in the immediate term after completing the transfer process.

Documents required

You will need to bring the following documents to the current school for verification:
  • Child's birth certificate, entry or re-entry permit.
  • Both parents' Singapore NRICs, entry or re-entry permit.

Other supporting documents

You may also need to prepare the following documents if required:

Documents for divorced or separated parents (joint custody)
You will need to:
  • Bring the relevant Court Order setting out the custody arrangement pertaining to the child.
  • Bring the letter of consent signed by the other parent.
  • Sign a letter of undertaking (LOU) to resolve disputes, if any. The LOU will be issued by your child's current school.
  • If you and your spouse are unable to reach a common agreement to transfer your child, you may approach the Family Justice Courts or the Syariah Court to apply for a Court Order to resolve this matter before applying for school transfer.
  • If you have previously (a) started divorce proceedings in the Syariah Courts, (b) obtained a decree or order for divorce from the Syariah Courts, or (c) registered your divorce with the Syariah Courts, and now wish to obtain an order from the Family Justice Courts relating to the choice of your child's school, please consider whether you will need the prior leave of the Syariah Courts to do so and give yourself additional time to complete that process.
  • We will process the application made by the parent authorised in the Court Order.
Documents for divorced or separated parents (sole custody)
You will need to:
  • Bring the relevant Court Order setting out the custody arrangement pertaining to the child.
  • Sign a letter of undertaking (LOU) to resolve disputes, if any. The LOU will be issued by your child's current school.
If there is a dispute about your child's school transfer that cannot be resolved, your child will remain in the current school.
Learn more about the verification of supporting documents at schools.
If you decide not to accept the school offered, or miss the reporting deadline, your child will remain in their current school.