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Address used for registration

Your residential address is used to calculate the distance between your home and school, which can be a key consideration when choosing a school.

The address used for P1 registration should be the parents' official residential address as reflected on the NRICs. This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category, where required for consideration of priority admission.

The home-school distance category priority is given for the convenience and interest of the child. The family is expected to reside at the address for the duration of the child's primary school studies.

MOE recognises that some families are unable to remain at the address used for registration for the entire duration of the child's primary school studies. Even so, a child who gains priority admission through their distance category is required to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the start of the P1 Registration Exercise on 1 July 2020. If this condition is not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the priority admission to the first school was based on the declared address used for registration.

You can refer to the frequently asked questions for more related information.

Using a caregiver's address

You must make a declaration of alternative child-care arrangements for your child’s P1 registration if you want to use the address of a caregiver living within 2km of your school of choice.

You can make a declaration if you meet the following conditions:

  • You and your spouse are both working full-time at the time the declaration is made.
  • Your child is under the care of a grandparent or a parent's sibling.

How to make a declaration

The declaration can only be made online. One parent is required to submit the online declaration form and upload relevant supporting documents. The form will be available from 9am on Monday, 29 June 2020 to 4pm on Thursday, 6 August 2020. You are encouraged to make your declaration early.

Before you make an online declaration, you will need to have valid SingPass with 2-Factor Authentication (SingPass 2FA). Find out how to register for a SingPass 2FA if you don't have one.

If you need help, you can refer to our guide to submit the declaration online.

Make declaration

Documents required

You will need to upload the following documents:

  • NRICs of both parents.
  • NRIC of child's grandparent or parent's sibling.

You must be prepared to produce additional supporting documents, such as birth certificates of parent and parent's sibling to prove the relationship between parent and the child's grandparent or parent's sibling, upon request by MOE. Children who have been admitted based on false information will be transferred to another school with vacancies.

If balloting is required

If the caregiver’s address is within 2km of the school, your child will be balloted together with those of the same citizenship living between 1km to 2km of the school. This is regardless of how close the caregiver’s address is to the school.

If the caregiver’s address falls outside of 2km from the school, your child will be balloted together with those of the same citizenship living outside of 2km from the school.

Understand how balloting works.

Note: If the caregiver’s address is successfully used for priority admission, you will have to continue with the same childcare arrangement at the same address for at least 30 months from the start of P1 registration on 1 July 2020.

If not, your child may be transferred to another school with vacancies.

Using a new or resale property address

You can register your child for P1 using the address of a resale or a property that is not yet completed.

Learn about the conditions and documents required.

Note:

  • Parents found to have given false information during P1 registration will be referred to the Police for investigation.
  • Children who have been admitted based on false information will be transferred to another school with vacancies.