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Secondary 1 (S1) posting process

Most students are placed in secondary schools through the S1 posting process, which takes place once the PSLE results are released. Learn about the process and how to prepare.


Mid Oct

Explore schools

Choosing a secondary school for your child depends on their strengths, interests and abilities. Learn about the considerations when choosing a school, then use our SchoolFinder to explore and shortlist suitable schools.

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Between Wed, 25 Nov to Fri, 27 Nov (tentatively)

PSLE results released

  • PSLE results released at 11am.
Late Nov

Submit school choices

Choose your child's preferred secondary schools. The S1 Internet System (S1-IS) opens for 24-hour online submission at 11am on the day of PSLE results release. You can submit your child’s 6 preferred school choices online within the next 7 calendar days.

Late Nov or early Dec

Last day to submit school choices

Submit preferred secondary school choices online or at your child’s primary school by 3pm.

Third or fourth week of Dec

Receive school posting results

The posting results will be released in late December online, via SMS and your child’s primary school. Your child will then report to their secondary school tentatively at 8.30am on the following working day.