## Phase 1 - Sibling

- Child has sibling who is
**currently** studying in the school

## 2A(1) - Alumni

- Parent is former student, and
**signed up** as an alumni member
- Or parent is a member of the Advisory or Management Committee

**Parent or sibling** is former student
- Or parent is school staff member
- Or child is in MOE Kindergarten located near the school

## 2B - Parent Volunteer/Clan/Grassroot

- Parent Volunteer who did
**40 hours of service**
- Member endorsed by the church or clan
- Endorsed as an active community leader

## 2C - Everyone

## 2C(S) - Last chance

**Supplementary** aka last chance if still haven’t secure a place
- There is a Phase 3, but for International students

## How many vacancy in each phase?

Each school starts with a number of vacancy, with 20 places reserved for Phase 2B, and 20 for 2C.

Let’s use an example.

Anderson Primary School have 210 vacancy in 2019.

Therefore, Phase 1 will have:

`210 - 20 - 20 = 170`

This vacancy of 170 will be used for **Phase 1, 2A(1) and Phase 2A(2)**. In 2019, the first 3 phases took up 86 + 0 + 31 = 117. Therefore the vacancy remaining is:

`170 - 117 = 53`

For Phase 2B and 2C, they will **split the remaining 53 evenly** (if odd, give the extra to 2B).

`53 / 2 -> 27 + 26`

Therefore **Phase 2B** will have 27, plus the 20 initially reserved:

`27 + 20 = 47`

In 2019, Phase 2B took up 26 places, and so `47 - 26 = 21`

overflow to 2C. Therefore **Phase 2C** will have:

`21 + 26 + 20 = 67`

That is *theoretically* how it works. In our statistics for Anderson Primary School in 2019, you will notice that Phase 2C ended up with 69 (instead of 67 as we calculated).

A possible reason: parents might have withdrawn their application after securing a place (in earlier phases eg. Phase 1). They give up their place, and therefore the vacancy is added to Phase 2C(S). However, **statistics from MOE do not update past phases** for places given up, hence causing the miscount.