All Singapore Citizens born after 1 January 1996 and living in Singapore must attend a national primary school unless an exemption is granted. Learn more about compulsory education, exemptions and deferment.
Children who are required to undergo compulsory education must attend a national primary school regularly unless an exemption has been granted. Learn about the criteria for exemptions.
If you have valid reasons, you can apply to defer or delay your child’s entry into Primary 1 (P1) or Junior 1 (J1). Learn how to apply.
Status of child living overseas
If your child is living overseas, you will need to tell us where they are when it is time to register for Primary 1 (P1). Learn about when and how you can inform us.