Registration Phases

NOTE: There are 3 big changes to the 2022 P1 registration. We have updated this page for 2022. If you like to know about the previous framework, refer to this.

Phase 1 - Sibling

  • Child has sibling who is currently studying in the school

2A - Former student

  • Sibling or parent is former student (need NOT be paid alumni member)
  • Or parent is a member of the Advisory or Management Committee
  • Or parent is school staff member
  • Or child is in the MOE Kindergarten located within the school

2B - Parent Volunteer/Clan/Grassroot

  • Parent Volunteer who did at least 40 hours of service 🔗
  • Member endorsed by the church or clan
  • Endorsed as an active community leader

2C - Everyone

  • Open to everyone

2C(S) - Last chance

  • Supplementary aka last chance if still haven’t secure a place

3 - International students

  • For international students (non-citizen/PR)

How many vacancy in each phase?

Every school starts with a number of vacancy, with a minimal number of vacancy reserved for the following 2 phases:

  • Phase 2B reserve 20
  • Phase 2C reserve 40

Let’s use an example.

Anderson Primary School have 210 vacancy in 2021. NOTE: We merge 2A(1) and 2A(2) data since 2021 is still on the old registration framework.

Therefore, Phase 1 will have:

210 - 20 - 40 = 150

This vacancy of 150 will be available to Phase 1. With 86 places taken up in Phase 1, the remaining vacancy will be:

150 - 86 = 64

This remaining vacancy of 64 will be available to Phase 2A. With 51 places taken up in Phase 2A, the remaining vacancy will be:

64 - 51 = 13

This remaining vacancy of 13 will split between the next 2 phases – 1/3 to 2B and 2/3 to 2C (round up the number for 2B).

1/3 x 13 = 5 (2B, rounded up)
13 - 5 = 8 (2C)

Adding to the vacancy reserved in the beginning, Phase 2B will have:

20 + 5 = 25

In 2021, Phase 2B took up 22 places, so 25 - 22 = 3. The remaining 3 vacancy will overflow to 2C. Therefore Phase 2C will have:

40 + 8 + 3 = 51

That is theoretically how it works.