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Secondary 1 (S1): Receive school posting results

3. Appeal for transfer

If you are appealing for transfer due to:

Serious medical conditions

If you assess that your child's posted secondary school is unable to accommodate their physical health, you may appeal for a transfer. Appeals can be filed at your child's posted secondary school in person by 12pm on the following working day after the release of posting results.

Things to remember about appealing for a transfer

  • Appeals will only be considered on exceptional basis for students with:
    • Serious medical conditions, such as chronic heart conditions or kidney problems.
    • Severe physical impairments, such as those requiring permanent use of a wheelchair.
  • All appeals must be accompanied by relevant supporting documents, such as medical reports, letters from doctors.
  • The staff at your child’s posted secondary school will help you to file your appeal. The appeal results will be released in early January.
  • If you intend to appeal for a transfer, your child must still report to their posted school on the first day of school in January. Refer to the posted school’s website for reporting details.
  • Students seeking transfers should continue to attend their posted secondary school until their transfer is approved.


  • Appeals will be only be considered for those with serious medical conditions as indicated above.
  • Transfers are subjected to vacancies at the requested transfer school.
Non-medical reasons

If you are seeking a transfer due to other reasons, it is important to keep the following in mind:

  • You should submit your appeal directly to your preferred school. Find out more about the appeal process from the school's website.
  • All our schools have programmes to cater to the diverse strengths and interests of students. You are encouraged to let your child settle in their posted school, so as not to disrupt their learning.
  • Your child’s PSLE score must meet the school’s cut-off point (COP) of that posting year. This ensures that the S1 Posting remains fair, transparent and objective to all who participated. Admitting students who do not meet the school’s COP would not be fair to other students who obtained a similar or even better PSLE score, but had failed to obtain a place in the school through the S1 posting process.
  • Your child needs to meet the school’s admission criteria.
  • The school must have available vacancies.
  • Schools will need time to process the appeals and the outcome may be available only from mid-January. While schools have the discretion to consider appeal requests, they may not be able to accept appeals due to limited vacancies.

More information on transfers may be found here and you can also refer to your preferred school's website.