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Secondary 1 (S1): Submit school choices

2. Does my child need to participate?

Even if your child has applied directly to a secondary school, they may still need to participate in the S1 posting process. Learn if your child needs to do so:

Your child has applied to a school through the Direct School Admission for Secondary Schools (DSA-Sec) process and is unsuccessful

Your child must participate in the S1 posting process.

You can include schools that did not offer your child a place under DSA-Sec, except for the following specialised independent schools that only accept students through the DSA-Sec process:

Your child has applied to a school through the DSA-Sec process and is successful

Your child does not need to participate in the S1 posting process. However, you may participate if:

  • Your child is eligible to choose their Posting Group.
  • Your child is offered and wishes to attend a Third Language programme.
Your child has accepted an offer from Singapore Sports School (SSP)

Your child must participate in the S1 posting process. Your child will be transferred from their posted secondary school to SSP after the S1 posting results are released. If your child needs to leave SSP due to extenuating circumstances, they will return to their posted secondary school. Therefore, we encourage you to consider your school choices carefully during S1 Posting.

Your child is applying directly to Crest Secondary School (CSS) and Spectra Secondary School (SSS)

CSS and SSS are secondary schools for students who are eligible for Posting Group 1. You are strongly encouraged to visit and apply directly at CSS or SSS to better understand the subjects offered and the progression pathways after graduation. Students who apply directly to CSS or SSS must still participate in the S1 posting process and indicate other school choices. This is to ensure that they are posted to a secondary school in case their application to CSS or SSS is unsuccessful.

If your child’s direct application to CSS or SSS is successful, you will be informed by the school and your child would not be posted to another secondary school through S1 Posting.

Your child may also indicate CSS or SSS as one of their school choices during S1 Posting. However, this is not necessary for those who had applied directly to CSS or SSS, as their application will be processed separately.