Secondary 1 (S1): Submit school choices

2. Does my child need to participate?

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

Your child has applied to a school through the 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, exept 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 offered more than 1 course.
  • 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. You may then transfer your child to SSP after the S1 posting results are released. This is to ensure your child can return to their posted school if they subsequently need to leave SSP due to extenuating circumstances.

Your child is applying directly to Crest Secondary School and Spectra Secondary School, which are Specialised Schools for Normal (Technical) students (SSNT)

Your child must participate in the S1 posting process to ensure that they are posted to a secondary school in case their SSNT application is unsuccessful.

If your child’s application is successful, you will be informed by the respective SSNT and they would not be posted to another school through S1 Posting.