Which Condos Are Near the Best Primary Schools in Singapore?

Private condos located within 1km of the top primary schools in Singapore usually command a higher price because the children of those living in such homes have a significant chance of being admitted in one of the country’s most prestigious primary schools.

If you want to know the details of Homes within a 1km radius of the Top Primary Schools have the best opportunity of getting into such institutions, you may click the link below and it will direct you to the right table of the particular school.

  1. The Raffles Girls’ Primary School At 21 Hillcrest Road
  2. Ai Tong School In 100 Bright Hill Drive
  3. The Nanyang Primary School At 52 King’s Road
  4. Methodist Girls’ School In 11 Blackmore Drive
  5. The Henry Park Primary School At 1 Holland Grove Road
  6. Tao Nan School In 49 Marine Crescent
  7. The Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) At 50 Barker Road
  8. Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) In 16 Winstedt Road
  9. Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) And Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
  10. River Valley Primary School In 2 River Valley Green
  11. The Rulang Valley Primary School At 6 Jurong West Street 52
  12. CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls’ School In 501 Ang Mo Kio Street 13
  13. Pei Chun Public School At 580 Toa Payoh E
  14. Radin Mas Primary School In 1 Bukit Purmei Avenue
  15. Nan Chiau Primary School At 50 Anchorvale Link
  16. Wellington Primary School In 10 Wellington Circle

To know more details about which private condo are closest to the best primary schools mention above please continue reading

We listed the development’s name, address, tenure, completion or TOP date, as well as their unit prices.

 For starters, we compiled newly completed and upcoming condos that are within 1km to the best primary schools in Singapore. However, be warned that some of the condo units can only be afforded by multi-millionaires or high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), such as those in New Futura and 8 St Thomas.

Which new condos are within 1km of the Best Primary Schools?
Top primary schools within 1km Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) and CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) Whitley Residences 121 Whitley Rd Freehold 2017 4,492,250 5,850,000   4,800
Henry Park Primary School Parksuites 18 Holland Grove Rd 110-yr 2023 1,120,000 7,500,000 1,702 2,660
Methodist Girls’ School Mayfair Gardens 10 Rifle Range Rd 99-yr 2020 797,000 3,295,000 911 3158
Methodist Girls’ School Mayfair Modern 2 Rifle Range Rd 99-yr          
Methodist Girls’ School Kap Residences 11 King Albert Park Freehold 2017 910,000 2,400,000 1,601 2,602
Nan Chiau Primary School The Vales (EC) 79 Anchorvale Crescent 99-yr 2018 900,000   996  
Nan Chiau Primary School Rivercove Residences (EC) 318 Anchorvale Lane 99-yr 2020 765,800 1,310,700 808 1,052
Nan Hua Primary School The Trilinq 28 Jalan Lempeng 99-yr 2017 1,344,995 5,150,000 1,040 1,894
Nan Hua Primary School NEWest 3 West Coast Drive 999-yr 2017 899,000 3,100,000 868 1,890
Nan Hua Primary School Twin VEW 91 West Coast Vale 99-yr 2022 650,000 3,000,000 997 3,000
Nanyang Primary School The Asana 17 Queen’s Rd Freehold 2019 1,410,000 2,048,000 2,375 2,720
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School Forest Woods 00 Lorong Lew Lian 99-yr 2021 795,000 2,024,000 1,239 1,672
River Valley Primary School Martin Modern 8 Martin Place 99-yr 2020 1,615,000 5,500,000 1,902 3,665
River Valley Primary School New Futura 14 Leonie Hill Rd Freehold 2017 2,292,000 43,800,000 2,202 8,797
River Valley Primary School 8 St Thomas 8 St Thomas Walk Freehold 2018 1,336,000 10,888,888 2,343 4,095

Source: PropertyGuru

* Also within 1km of Nanyang Primary School.

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Condominium projects within 1km of a Top primary school

Apart from new developments, we compiled older and relatively newer condominiums that are within 1km of the following top primary schools. Again, these condos are within 1km of the said institutions.

  • Raffles Girls’ Primary School
  • Ai Tong School
  • Nanyang Primary School
  • Methodist Girls’ School
  • Henry Park Primary School
  • Tao Nan School
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
  • River Valley Primary School
  • CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls’ School
  • Pei Chun Public School
  • Radin Mas Primary School
  • Nan Chiau Primary School
  • Wellington Primary School

Please see tables below:

Which condos are near the Raffles Girls’ Primary School at 21 Hillcrest Road?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Adam Green 7 Adam Rd 99-yr 2013        
Duchess Crest* 50 Duchess Ave 99-yr 1999 5,788,888 5,800,000 1,349 1,407
Shelford Regency 65 Shelford Rd Freehold 1998        
Nineteen Shelford* 19 Shelford Rd Freehold 1997 1,080,000 2,500,000 1,465 2,800
Adam Place* 5C Adam Rd Freehold 1992        
Point Loma 30 Shelford Rd   1984        
Arcadia Garden 235 Arcadia Rd 99-yr 1983 3,600,000 5,200,000 852 1,392
Watten Estate Condo 36 Shelford Rd Freehold 1983        
Hillcrest Arcadia 251 Arcadia Rd 99-yr 1980 990,000 2,400,000 800 1,335

Source: PropertyGuru

* Also within 1km of Nanyang Primary School.

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are close to Ai Tong School in 100 Bright Hill Drive?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Keliville 31 Jalan Keli Freehold 2006        
The Gardens At Bishan 1 Sin Min Walk 99-yr 2004 899,000 2,300,000 949 2,551
Thomson View Condo 1 Bright Hill Drive 99-yr 1987        
The Windsor 1 Ontario Ave Freehold 1987 1,888,000 2,300,000 1,290 1,483
Faber Garden Condo 2 Angklong Lane Freehold 1984 2,350,000 3,100,000 1,391 1,972

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are near the Nanyang Primary School at 52 King’s Road?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
The Asana 17 Queen’s Rd Freehold 2019 1,410,000 2,048,000 2,375 2,720
D’Leedon 1 Leedon Heights 99-yr 2014 1,085,888 7,880,000 1,004 2,835
The Levelz 38 Farrer Rd Freehold 2004 1,280,000 1,750,000 1,586 1,786
Gallop Green 13 Woollerton Park Freehold 2002 6,180,000 8,585,850 1,800 5,528
Duchess Crest* 50 Duchess Ave 99-yr 1999 5,788,888 5,800,000 1,349 1,407
Nineteen Shelford* 19 Shelford Rd Freehold 1997 1,080,000 2,500,000 1,465 2,800
Charming Garden 138 King’s Rd 999-yr 1984 3,800,000   2,102  
Sommerville Park 73 Farrer Drive Freehold 1978 1,500,000 10,000,000 1,739 2,404

Source: PropertyGuru

* Also within 1km of Raffles Girls’ Primary School.

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are close to Methodist Girls’ School in 11 Blackmore Drive?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Mayfair Gardens 10 Rifle Range Rd 99-yr 2020 797,000 3,295,000 911 3,158
Kap Residences 11 King Albert Park Freehold 2017 910,000 2,400,000 1,601 2,602
Suites De Laurel 2 JalanAnak Bukit 999-yr 2014 768,000 2,200,000 1,181 1,725
Jardin 966 Dunearn Rd Freehold 2013 1,400,000 3,700,000 1,414 2,125
Floridian 965 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 2012 1,650,000 5,500,000 1,880 2,140
The Cascadia 921 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 2011 1,080,000 7,500,000 1,183 2,111
The Nexus 951 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 2007 1,780,000 2,800,000 1,814 1,886
Gardenvista 950 Dunearn Rd 99-yr 2006 1,200,000 2,100,000 1,326 1,647
The Tessarina 20 Wilby Rd Freehold 2003 1,900,000 3,200,000 1,257 2,270
The Sterling 1001 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 2001 1,450,000 2,500,000 1,721 1,926
Maple Woods 985 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 1997 1,420,000 5,250,000 1,558 1,882
Sherwood Towers 3 JalanAnak Bukit 99-yr 1980 1,700,000 1,800,000 1,121 1,267

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are near the Henry Park Primary School at 1 Holland Grove Road?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Parksuites 18 Holland Grove Rd 110-yr 2023 1,120,000 7,500,000 1,702 2,660
The Trizon 8 Ridgewood Close Freehold 2013 1,850,000 7,300,000 1,276 2,072
Quinterra 359 Holland Rd 99-yr 2009 2,020,000 2,620,000 1,429 1,466
Montview 63 Mount Sinai Drive Freehold 2008 2,208,000 4,150,000 1,202 1,800
The Serenade @ Holland 371 Holland Rd 99-yr 2004 1,750,000 2,780,000 1,161 1,459
The Sierra 80 Mount Sinai Drive 999-yr 1999 1,070,000 1,080,000 1,604 1,617
Cavendish Park 16 Pine Grove 99-yr 1996 1,250,000 1,750,000 1,256 1,350
Allsworth Park 361 Holland Rd 999-yr 1985 1,780,000   1,723  
Ridgewood Condo 1 Ridgewood Close 999-yr 1981 2,500,000 3,300,000 1,289 1,434
Pandan Valley 1 Pandan Valley Freehold 1979 1,780,000 6,880,000 834 1,381
Zion Mansion 23 Holland Rise Freehold          

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are close to Tao Nan School in 49 Marine Crescent?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Treescape 103 Lorong N Telok Kurau Freehold 2016 1,080,000 1,488,888 1,543 1,647
Vibes @ East Coast 308 Telok Kurau Rd Freehold 2015 588,000 1,220,000 1,377 2,711
The Lush 32 Duku Rd Freehold 2015 1,900,000 2,600,000 1,232 1,288
The Sound 539 East Coast Rd Freehold 2013 1,100,000 2,800,000 1,600 2,019
St. Patrick’s Residences 50 – 60 St Patrick’s Rd Freehold 2013 1,680,000 4,450,000 1,165 1,557
Parc Seabreeze 532 Joo Chiat Rd Freehold 2012 2,400,000 4,228,888 1,651 1,859
Cubik 79 Lorong K Telok Kurau Freehold 2011 700,000 1,620,000 1,422 1,529
Costa Este 42 Lorong K Telok Kurau Freehold 2010 980,000 1,700,000 1,120 1,363
Coastarina 510 East Coast Rd Freehold 2006 1,230,000   1,464  
Cote D’azur 60 Marine Parade Rd 99-yr 2005 1,280,000 3,250,000 985 1,786
D’ecosia 27 Still Rd South Freehold 2003 1,780,000 2,550,000 1,112 1,451
Villa Martia 11 Martia Rd Freehold 2000 1,500,000   1,353  
Parkway View 39 Marine Parade Rd Freehold 1992        

Source: PropertyGuru

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are near the Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) at 50 Barker Road?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Suites @ Surrey* 1 Surrey Rd Freehold 2016 1,128,000  1,450,000 2,073 2,479
Buckley Classique* 11 Buckley Rd Freehold 2015 2,500,000 3,380,000 2,113 2,397
Gilstead Two* 2 Gilstead Rd Freehold 2014 1,630,000 2,300,000 1,936 2,544
Cyan 6 Keng Chin Rd Freehold 2014 1,350,000 9,000,000 2,035 2,638
Volari 12 Balmoral Rd Freehold 2014 2,800,000 14,888,888 2,101 2,922
Gilstead TWO 2 Gilstead Rd Freehold 2014 1,630,000 2,300,000 1,936 2,544
The Oliv @ Balmoral 11C Balmoral Rd Freehold 2013 8,500,000 18,120,000 2,547 3,449
Reignwood Hamilton Scotts* 37 Scotts Rd Freehold 2012 7,500,000 13,409,236 2,721 4,700
Fifteen Robin 15 Robin Rd Freehold 2012        
Iridium* 11 Lincoln Rd Freehold 2008 1,380,000 3,688,888 1,376 1,806
Newton One 1 Newton Rd Freehold 2008        
Amaryllis Ville* 20 Newton Rd 99-yr 2004 1,250,000 2,899,999 1,335 1,905
Belmond Green 15 Balmoral Rd Freehold 2004 2,080,000 2,720,000 1,905 2,256
Gisborne Light 27 Ewe Boon Rd Freehold 2003        
The Balmoral Spring 3 Balmoral Crescent Freehold 2001        
Robin Regalia 35 Robin Rd Freehold 2000 1,900,000 2,380,000 1,907 1,983
The Princeton 2 Ewe Boon Rd   1999        
The Hermitage 2 Sarkies Rd Freehold 1999 1,700,000 1,750,000 2,059 2,078
The Legend 361 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 1996 2,700,000 3,225,660 1,805 2,220
Balmoral Gate 33 Balmoral Rd Freehold 1994 3,590,000   2,194  
Gilstead Court 50 Gilstead Rd Freehold 1978        
City Towers 317 Bukit Timah Rd Freehold 1973        

Source: PropertyGuru

* Also within 1km of Anglo-Chinese School (Junior).

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are close to Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) in 16 Winstedt Road?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Suites @ Surrey* 1 Surrey Rd Freehold 2016 1,128,000  1,450,000 2,073 2,479
Buckley Classique* 11 Buckley Rd Freehold 2015 2,500,000 3,380,000 2,113 2,397
Gilstead Two* 2 Gilstead Rd Freehold 2014 1,630,000 2,300,000 1,936 2,544
The Vermont On Cairnhill 12 Cairnhill Rise Freehold 2014 1,420,000 12,144,200 2,000 3,375
Waterscape At Cavenagh 65-65A Cavenagh Rd Freehold 2014 1,280,000 4,744,000 1,803 2,280
Reignwood Hamilton Scotts* 37 Scotts Rd Freehold 2012 7,500,000 13,409,236 2,721 4,700
Hilltops 99 Cairnhill Circle Freehold 2011 2,582,400 11,221,000 2,845 3,904
Helios Residences 15 Cairnhill Circle Freehold 2011 2,800,000 24,888,888 2,016 5,377
Cairnhill Residences 31 Cairnhill Circle Freehold 2010 2,150,000 4,688,000 1,919 2,899
Suites @ Cairnhill 138 Cairnhill Rd Freehold 2010        
Carlyx Green 41 Carlisle Rd Freehold 2009 1,500,000   1,742  
Vida 5 Peck Hay Rd Freehold 2009 1,200,000 2,000,000 1,951 2,708
Iridium* 11 Lincoln Rd Freehold 2008 1,380,000 3,688,888 1,376 1,806
Park InfiniaAt Wee Nam 2 Lincoln Rd Freehold 2008 1,388,000 5,800,000 1,747 2,500
Orchard Scotts 11 Anthony Rd 99-yr 2007 1,900,000 4,800,000 1,662 2,103
Amaryllis Ville* 20 Newton Rd 99-yr 2004 1,250,000 2,899,999 1,335 1,905
Hullet Rise 6 Hullet Rd Freehold 2003        
Cavenagh Lodge 81 Cavenagh Rd 99-yr 1996        
Richmond Park 3 Bideford Rd Freehold 1996 3,248,000 3,680,000 2,851 3,462
Cavenagh Gardens 69 Cavenagh Rd Freehold 1975 1,830,000 2,350,000 1,419 1,892

Source: PropertyGuru

 Which condos are near both Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) and Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Suites @ Surrey 1 Surrey Rd Freehold 2016 1,128,000  1,450,000 2,073 2,479
Buckley Classique 11 Buckley Rd Freehold 2015 2,500,000 3,380,000 2,113 2,397
Gilstead Two 2 Gilstead Rd Freehold 2014 1,630,000 2,300,000 1,936 2,544
Reignwood Hamilton Scotts 37 Scotts Rd Freehold 2012 7,500,000 13,409,236 2,721 4,700
Iridium 11 Lincoln Rd Freehold 2008 1,380,000 3,688,888 1,376 1,806
Amaryllis Ville 20 Newton Rd 99-yr 2004 1,250,000 2,899,999 1,335 1,905

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are close to River Valley Primary School in 2 River Valley Green?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Suites @ Surrey 1 Surrey Rd Freehold 2016 1,128,000  1,450,000 2,073 2,479
Buckley Classique 11 Buckley Rd Freehold 2015 2,500,000 3,380,000 2,113 2,397
Gilstead Two 2 Gilstead Rd Freehold 2014 1,630,000 2,300,000 1,936 2,544
Reignwood Hamilton Scotts 37 Scotts Rd Freehold 2012 7,500,000 13,409,236 2,721 4,700
Iridium 11 Lincoln Rd Freehold 2008 1,380,000 3,688,888 1,376 1,806
Amaryllis Ville 20 Newton Rd 99-yr 2004 1,250,000 2,899,999 1,335 1,905

Source: PropertyGuru

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are near the Rulang Valley Primary School at 6 Jurong West Street 52?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Parc Vista 450 Corporation Rd 99-yr 2000 938,000 1,200,000 860 1,090
The Lakeshore 31 Jurong West St 41 99-yr 2007 988,000 1,480,000 938 1,250
Lakeholmz 82 Corporation Rd 99-yr 2005 1,170,000 1,500,000 785 1,024
Caspian 50 Lakeside Drive 99-yr 2013 700,000 1,860,000 862 1,702
The Lakefront Residences 42 Lakeside Drive 99-yr 2014 748,000 2,600,000 898 1,688

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are close to CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls’ School in 501 Ang Mo Kio Street 13?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Peirce View 557 Upper Thomson Rd Freehold 1996 1,280,000      
Bishan Park Condo 22 Sin Ming Walk 99-yr 1994        

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are near Pei Chun Public School at 580 Toa Payoh E?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Trevista 25 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh 99-yr 2012 750,000 2,688,000 1,366 1,775

Source: PropertyGuru

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

Which condos are close to Radin Mas Primary School in 1 Bukit Purmei Avenue?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
The Pearl @ Mount Faber 1 Mount Faber Rd 99-yr 2005 1,500,000 3,500,000 1,085 1,316
Mount Faber Lodge 27 Mount Faber Rd Freehold 1983 3,880,000   1,496  

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are near Nan Chiau Primary School at 50 Anchorvale Link?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Rivercove Residences 318 Anchorvale Ln 99-yr 2020 765,800 1,310,700 808 1,052

Source: PropertyGuru

Which condos are close to Wellington Primary School in 10 Wellington Circle?
Development Address Tenure TOP Min Price Max Price Min psf price Max psf price
Sun Plaza 30 Sembawang Drive 99-yr 2001 1,090,000 1,698,000 626 734

Source: PropertyGuru

Note: Psf means per square feet. The minimum and maximum prices are not the actual lowest or highest price in the development. These are the highest and lowest price of units listed on PropertyGuru. Blank info means no listed units for sale. Data were gathered from 25-27 October 2018. To get the latest info on the available units, please visit our condo directory, and search the development’s name there.

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Part II: Why should you ensure that your home is within 1km of a top primary school?

This is because Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) gives enrolment priority to children whose residences are within 1km of the primary school where they are enrolling during the annual (P1) registration exercises.

Nonetheless, the home-to-school distance criterion only applies to Phase 2A(1) to Phase 2C Supplementary of the registration process. Overall, there are three main phases – Phase 1 to Phase 2 are only open to children who are Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs), while Phase 3 is solely intended for foreigners. The details for all phases and subphases are indicated below.

PHASE 1 is only open to kids who have a brother or sister studying at the primary school of choice. All children registered under this phase will be given places in the school.

PHASE 2A(1) only caters to kids, one of whose parents is a former pupil of the primary school and  has officially joined the institution’s alumni association. The phase is also open to children, one of whose parents is a member of the school’s advisory body or management committee.

PHASE 2A(2) is only intended for kids, whose sibling or parent had studied in the said primary school of choice. The phase is also open to children, whose parent is currently an employee of such school. It also caters to kids who were enrolled from the MOE Kindergarten run by the primary school of choice and located in the same area.

PHASE 2B is only intended for children, one of whose parents had helped the primary school of choice as a volunteer and rendered a minimum of 40 hrs of voluntary service. Please do note that some primary schools do not accept parent volunteers.

Enrolment is also open to those whose parent is a member endorsed by a clan or church directly affiliated with the primary school, or endorsed as an active community leader, can also register during this phase.

PHASE 2C is open to Singaporean and PR children, who are eligible for Primary One in the subsequent year but have not yet registered in a primary school. These are typically kids who have not yet enrolled in the prior phases for failing to meet the required conditions.

PHASE 2C SUPPLEMENTARY is intended for kids, who are Singapore citizens and PRs, who have not yet enrolled in a primary school after PHASE 2C. Please note that Singapore citizens and PRs who have not yet been enrolled after Phase 2C Supplementary can request the MOE to help their children register with a primary school that still has vacant slots.

Lastly, PHASE 3 is only open to kids who are neither Singapore citizens nor permanent residents, whose parents submitted an online indication of interest to enrol their children and have been told by MOE that they can be provided with a slot.

For more information on the registration phases and procedures, please check this website.

Singapore citizens are prioritized over PRs

Please bear in mind that all applicants, both Singapore citizens and PRs, will be admitted if the total number of applications in any phase is equal or less than the number of vacancies.

But if the number of applicants surpasses the number of available slots a computerised balloting will be held and Singapore citizens will always be considered first before permanent residents. The home-to-school distance criterion will also be applied per group.

If you want to know which primary schools will undergo computerised balloting at the end of each registration phase, please refer to this link.

For instance, a primary school has 50 vacancies in a specific phase, but there are 70 kids applying. There are 40 Singapore citizens within 1km and another 12 living between 1km and 2km, in addition to 6 living outside 2km. On top of that, there are 12 PRs who also registered. In this case, all 40 Singapore citizens within 1km will be admitted, while only 10 out of the 12 Singapore citizens will be allowed to enrol with a computerised balloting deciding the selection.

Example 1: Primary school with 50 slots in a specific phase and 70 kids are enrolling. There are 40 Singapore citizens residing within 1km. Admittance is based on the table below.

Home-School Distance # of Singapore Citizens Enrollees # to be admitted # of Permanent Resident Enrollees # to be admitted
Within 1km 40 40 5 0
Above 1km until 2km 12 10 4 0
Outside 2km 6 0 3 0
Total 58 50 12 0

Note: For illustration purpose only.

On the other hand, if there are fewer Singapore citizens living within 1km, who have registered, more Singapore citizens living farther and PRs will be admitted. Please see table below. That’s why it’s an advantage to live within 1km of a prestigious primary school.

Example 2: Primary school with 50 slots in a specific phase and 70 kids are enrolling. There are 25 Singapore citizens residing within 1km. Admittance is based on the table below.

Home-School Distance # of Singapore Citizens Enrollees # to be admitted # of Permanent Resident Enrollees # to be admitted
Within 1km 25 25 5 5
Above 1km until 2km 12 12 4 2
Outside 2km 6 6 3 0
Total 45 43 12 7

Note: For illustration purpose only.

In addition, please keep in mind that the Ministry of Education will reserve 40 slots in every primary school for applicants in Phase 2B and Phase 2C (20 slots for each phase). If there are still slots remaining at the end of Phase 2B, the leftover vacancies will be added to Phase 2C. This is to make sure that some PR and foreign children can gain access to primary schools across Singapore.

How do I register my children at a primary school?

The number of Primary One slots each institution will offer for their respective Exercise will be announced in June each year before the application period begins. Parents may check Primary Schools Vacancies by Phases for particulars on the available slots for each school.

Registration will be held at the primary school where you want to enrol your child. The period allotted for the registration process is from 8am to 11am and from 2:30pm to 4.30 pm during the scheduled registration day.

A parent needs to submit a duly completed registration form – which you can be obtained from the school during registration – along with the required supporting documents to the primary school of choice.

If the parents are not available during the registration period, they can authorize an individual to register their child on their behalf. However, that person must bring the original letter of authorization signed by the parents and any valid IDs.

If you are registering using the address of your sibling (parent’s brother or sister) or the domicile of the grandparents, you need to submit a statutory declaration. In such case, the school distance to be used will be based on that address. For example, if your parents (grandparents) are living within 1km, then for balloting purpose, your child will be given such priority. For more info on the qualifications to use a statutory declaration, please visit this website.

How do I check which primary schools are within 1km of my home?

Aside from Google map, a much easier way to know which schools are within a 1km radius of your home is to look up the OneMap SchoolQuery Service run by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).

Directions on using the OneMap SchoolQuery Service:

  1. Go to the OneMap website.
  2. Choose the “SchoolQuery service”.
  3. Read the “School Query Disclaimer” and click “I Agree”.
  4. Click on the “Find Schools near a building” option.
  5. Input your residential address in the “Search and Explore” box. The address of your home will be displayed in the dropdown address list. Alternatively, you may input the name of your development.
  6. After selecting your address, a list of “Schools within 1km” and “Schools between 1km and 2 km” will be shown.

The new OneMap app can also be downloaded in Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

How will I know the results of the balloting?

Parents of Singapore citizens and permanents residents will be informed about the outcome of the registration during the result announcement date via postal mail and Short Messaging System (SMS). If you were not notified by the end of the result announcement date, please contact the primary school directly on the next working day to know the results.

For those with children, who are not Singapore citizens and PRs, please check this link for more details.

How long should I stay at the home, whose address I used for P1 registration?

A kid who was successfully enrolled into a primary school via the distance criterion must live at the domicile used for the application for at least 30 months from the start of the P1 registration exercise. If this requirement is flouted, the Ministry of Education may transfer the child to another primary school with vacant slots.

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