Admission to primary schools can take place at any time during the year. You are encouraged to do so as early in the year as possible because the school year runs from January to November.
You can register your child for primary school through any of the following ways:
Primary 1 (P1) registration
If your child is due to enter Primary 1, you are strongly encouraged to register your child while abroad during the Primary 1 (P1) Registration Exercise. You can then apply for a Leave of Absence for your child so they can keep their place at that school.
Application periodTypically from Jul to Aug
Assured school placement
You can apply for assured school placement for your child if they are not on Leave of Absence (LOA). We will provide a list of schools with vacancies for you to choose from based on your residential address, providing you with greater certainty and convenience.
Application periodAny time during the year
You can also apply directly to the school. To seek admission within the same academic year, you may approach your school of choice directly before September. To seek admission for next academic year, you may approach them after mid-December.
Admissions is subject to availability of vacancies in the school. Schools may conduct school-based assessment tests and interviews to determine the level and class for your child.