Which Condos Are Near the Best Primary Schools in Singapore?

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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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)?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.

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.

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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