Last Updated: 11 March 2022

Secondary 1 (S1) posting process

Most students are placed in secondary schools through the S1 posting process, which takes place once the PSLE results are released. Learn about the process and how to prepare.

For more information on the PSLE scoring by Achievement Levels (ALs), please visit our dedicated PSLE microsite.


Mid Oct

Explore schools

Choosing a secondary school for your child depends on their strengths, interests and abilities. Learn about the considerations when choosing a school, then use the SchoolFinder to explore and shortlist suitable schools.

Download the information booklet on secondary schools (6mb).

Note: The PSLE score ranges listed in the booklet (Reference K) refers to the PSLE score of the first and last student admitted into a particular school for each course in the 2020 S1 posting, and the Cut-Off Point (COP) is the score of the last student admitted to the school. Please refer to SchoolFinder for the COPs based on the 2021 S1 posting. These PSLE score ranges should only be used as a reference.

Late Nov

PSLE results released

  • PSLE results released at 11am.
Late Nov

Submit school choices

Choose your child's preferred secondary schools. The S1 Internet System (S1-IS) opens for 24-hour online submission from 11.30am on the day of PSLE results release. You can submit your child’s 6 preferred school choices online within the next 7 calendar days.

Third or fourth week of Dec

Receive school posting results

The posting results will be released in late December via online, SMS and through your child’s primary school.