Primary 1 Registration: What Parents Need To Know About Primary School Balloting

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Given the volume of applicants this year, there is a high chance that you may have to go through balloting at the school of your choice. It’s a process that is set in motion when applications exceed vacancies and can be a confusing.

To help you in picking the right school for your child, we’ll take a look into the primary school balloting history in Singapore as well as current vacancies and balloting updates for this year’s Primary 1 Registration Exercise.

This year there are a total of 41,888 places available within 181 primary schools in the registration process, with the assumption that every child in the country will be allotted a place in one of the schools.

But even if every child in Singapore does get a place in a primary school, primary school balloting history shows that some schools are likely to get oversubscribed at each registration phase.

We’ll take you through a list of primary schools that are most likely to be full at each phase, so you can make an informed decision on where to register your child.

Primary School Balloting History In 2020

Image source: Ministry of Education, Singapore

As stated before, primary school balloting takes place when the number of applications exceed the vacancies available in a school, which has happened frequently in the history of past registration exercises.

According to a study by The Straits Times, 6 to 10 percent of primary school applicants have to undergo more than one phase before they can finally secure a spot in a school.

To check how many places in schools were taken up under the different P1 registration phases, ST’s team of data analysis looked into data from the last 15 years. Their findings reveal that in 2020, about 19 schools had more than half of their places filled by the end of the first phase of registration. They also found that most schools required balloting by Phase 2C, which is known to be the most competitive phase in the exercise.

Here is a list of primary schools that were quickly filled up at each registration phase in 2020. This list is based on their primary school balloting history:

P1 Registration Phases

Primary Schools

Schools popular in Phase 1

Schools popular in Phase 2A

Schools popular in Phase 2B

Schools popular in Phase 2C

Source: The Straits Times

Primary School Vacancies And Balloting In 2021

primary school balloting history
primary school balloting history

Image source: Ministry of Education, Singapore

If you suspect that you might go through balloting, aside from looking into the primary school balloting history, it would also help to check out updates on the vacancies and balloting for this year’s P1 registration process.

But before looking into the vacancies available, here a few things to note:

  • MOE will be reserving 40 places in each school for Phases 2B and 2C (20 places each)

  • The remaining places will be split equally between Phases 2B and 2C when Phase 2A(2) ends

  • When at the end of phase 2B and there are still vacancies left, the remaining places will be carried forward to Phase 2C

As of Monday (5 July), here are the available vacancies for Phase 1 of this year’s registration exercise in all 181 schools:

School name

Available vacancies in Phase 1

Number of applicants

Admiralty Primary School

170

83

Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School

170

40

Ai Tong School

260

147

Alexandra Primary School

160

95

Anchor Green Primary School

200

87

Anderson Primary School

170

86

Ang Mo Kio Primary School

200

48

Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

230

88

Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

200

59

Angsana Primary School

200

38

Beacon Primary School

200

72

Bedok Green Primary School

230

53

Bendemeer Primary School

200

59

Blangah Rise Primary School

110

18

Boon Lay Garden Primary School

200

61

Bukit Panjang Primary School

200

97

Bukit Timah Primary School

170

63

Bukit View Primary School

200

63

Canberra Primary School

200

85

Canossa Catholic Primary School

110

33

Cantonment Primary School

200

60

Casuarina Primary School

120

63

Catholic High School (Primary Section)

200

81

Cedar Primary School

200

36

Changkat Primary School

170

46

CHIJ (Kellock)

160

43

CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel

110

43

CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity

200

54

CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace

140

40

CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)

170

51

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary Section)

170

93

Chongfu School

260

140

Chongzheng Primary School

140

87

Chua Chu Kang Primary School

200

92

Clementi Primary School

240

94

Compassvale Primary School

200

91

Concord Primary School

230

94

Corporation Primary School

230

72

Damai Primary School

200

33

Dazhong Primary School

160

71

De La Salle School

200

95

East Spring Primary School

170

67

Edgefield Primary School

200

100

Elias Park Primary School

150

81

Endeavour Primary School

200

74

Evergreen Primary School

170

84

Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)

230

124

Farrer Park Primary School

180

48

Fengshan Primary School

140

70

Fern Green Primary School

240

119

Fernvale Primary School

240

80

First Toa Payoh Primary School

170

18

Frontier Primary School

170

87

Fuchun Primary School

170

73

Fuhua Primary School

180

88

Gan Eng Seng Primary School

170

40

Geylang Methodist School (Primary)

230

87

Gongshang Primary School

170

108

Greendale Primary School

240

59

Greenridge Primary School

200

77

Greenwood Primary School

200

81

Haig Girls’ School

150

45

Henry Park Primary School

260

136

Holy Innocents’ Primary School

230

129

Hong Wen School

170

83

Horizon Primary School

200

138

Huamin Primary School

240

133

Innova Primary School

140

88

Jiemin Primary School

180

64

Jing Shan Primary School

120

64

Junyuan Primary School

200

75

Jurong Primary School

150

72

Jurong West Primary School

140

72

Keming Primary School

170

88

Kheng Cheng School

200

125

Kong Hwa School

230

129

Kranji Primary School

140

30

Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School

200

82

Lakeside Primary School

200

100

Lianhua Primary School

200

51

Maha Bodhi School

290

130

Maris Stella High School (Primary Section)

230

53

Marsiling Primary School

170

64

Marymount Convent School

200

44

Mayflower Primary School

150

47

Mee Toh School

280

141

Meridian Primary School

150

35

Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)

170

78

Montfort Junior School

140

20

Nan Chiau Primary School

260

134

Nan Hua Primary School

200

107

Nanyang Primary School

350

210

Naval Base Primary School

240

118

New Town Primary School

230

37

Ngee Ann Primary School

200

86

North Spring Primary School

200

68

North View Primary School

200

78

North Vist Primary School

230

74

Northland Primary School

200

109

Northoaks Primary School

170

58

Northshore Primary School

200

6

Oasis Primary School

240

124

Opera Estate Primary School

150

62

Palm View Primary School

240

96

Park View Primary School

140

53

Pasir Ris Primary School

140

82

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)

230

73

Pei Chun Public School

260

130

Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School

184

113

Pei Tong Primary School

240

52

Peiying Primary School

180

76

Poi Ching School

200

88

Princess Elizabeth Primary School

160

92

Punggol Cove Primary School

240

116

Punggol Green Primary School

210

118

Punggol Primary School

150

91

Punggol View Primary School

240

112

Qifa Primary School

240

101

Qihua Primary School

200

79

Queenstown Primary School

200

93

Radin Mas Primary School

160

82

Raffles Girls’ Primary School

230

64

Red Swastika School

200

94

River Valley Primary School

170

92

Riverside Primary School

170

81

Rivervale Primary School

200

92

Rosyth School

230

149

Rulang Primary School

230

134

Sembawang Primary School

150

76

Seng Kang Primary School

230

62

Sengkang Green Primary School

240

116

Shuqun Primary School

160

83

Si Ling Primary School

110

38

Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School

152

61

South View Primary School

230

116

Springdale Primary School

240

140

St. Andrew’s Junior School

200

72

St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School

200

58

St. Anthony’s Primary School

170

80

St. Gabriel’s Primary School

110

28

St. Hilda’s Primary School

230

133

St. Joseph’s Institution Junior

200

62

St. Margaret’s Primary School

152

53

St. Stephen’s School

200

48

Tampines North Primary School

200

74

Tampines Primary School

200

96

Tanjong Katong Priamry School

160

78

Tao Nan School

320

174

Teck Ghee Primary School

170

77

Teck Whye Primary School

200

56

Telok Kurau Primary School

180

99

Temasek Primary School

160

108

Townsville Primary School

150

41

Unity Primary School

200

77

Valour Primary School

240

65

Waterway Primary School

240

149

Wellington Primary School

200

93

West Grove Primary School

200

74

West Spring Primary School

200

108

West View Primary School

140

38

Westwood Primary School

200

86

White Sands Primary School

140

83

Woodgrove Primary School

140

73

Woodlands Primary School

170

94

Woodlands Ring Primary School

200

80

Xingnan Primary School

260

72

Xinmin Primary School

170

87

Xishan Primary school

180

90

Yangzheng Primary School

140

68

Yew Tee Primary School

200

72

Yio Chu Kang Primary School

160

46

Yishun Primary School

160

82

Yu Neng Primary School

140

79

Yuhua Primary School

200

50

Yumin Primary School

140

58

Zhangde Primary School

170

82

Zhenghua Primary School

200

78

Zhonghua Primary School

140

30

Source: MOE

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