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Primary 1 registration to start July 3

Registration exercise will be first time 40 seats are set aside for Phases 2B and 2C in all schools.

SINGAPORE: The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2015 will open from July 3 to Aug 28, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday (June 19).

All primary schools will open for registration from 8am to 11am and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm from Mondays to Fridays during the registration period, MOE said.

All children born between Jan 2, 2008 and Jan 1, 2009 are required to attend primary school according to the Compulsory Education Act. The cohort size for 2015 is similar to that of 2014. There will be sufficient school places for all eligible P1 students on a regional and nationwide basis, the ministry said.

For the first time, every primary school will reserve 20 places each for Phase 2B and 2C before the start of the registration exercise. The number of vacancies remaining after Phase 2A(2) - including the 40 reserved places - will continue to be split equally between Phase 2B and 2C, MOE said.

REGISTERING ON THE INTERNET

This is also the first time MOE will open the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) to all primary schools for parents to register online during Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary. Both parents are required to use their SingPass for online registration.

P1-IS is accessible 24 hours during the following periods: Starting from 9am on July 29 to 4.30pm on July 31 for Phase 2C, and starting from 9am on Aug 10 to 4.30pm on Aug 12 for Phase 2C Supplementary.

Details on the list of primary schools and vacancies available, as well as a list of registration centres for merging and relocating schools, can be found on the P1 Registration website.

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