Places in a primary school are allocated by priority, through seven phases of the Primary 1 registration exercise. From Phase 2A(1), when the number of applications exceeds the vacancies available in a specific phase, balloting will be held.
Children who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents (PRs) are eligible to register for admission under the first six phases – Phase 1, 2A(1), 2A(2), 2B, 2C and 2C Supplementary. Children who are neither citizens nor PRs can register only under Phase 3.
A simple infographics on allocation of vacancies with no balloting.