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Academic Year for Primary School in Singapore

Post by Srini » Mon, 05 Jul 2004 10:22 am


We are planning to move from the US to Singapore. In the state where we reside, the state-funded elementary schools generally have a start to finish cycle from August to May. I wish to know when the academic year for primary (state-funded) schools begin & end in Singapore ?



Post by Fred » Thu, 04 Aug 2005 10:17 am

Hi ,

The academic year starts in january and end by december.if you are planning a school for you children,you may need to get the admission atleast 6 months before here.Otherwise very difficult to get into the good schools.

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What age does primary begin

Post by Merlion » Thu, 04 Aug 2005 11:06 pm

At what age does a child enter primary? MOE's website assumes that you know this because I sure can't find it. :) Can a child enter early if they are more advanced?


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Post by k1w1 » Fri, 05 Aug 2005 7:08 pm

The first year of primary school (P1) is the year that a child turns seven. They take classes on a calendar year, so next years P1 class are all children born in 1999. I don't imagine they will budge at all on this.

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Post by entry age » Sat, 06 Aug 2005 10:37 am



Category B - Joining Primary One

Parents who wish to register their children for Primary One should take note of the following:-

A child who will be 6 or 6+ as on 1 Jan of the year of admission to Primary One should use the Primary One Registration Exercise Application Form provided to do the registration.

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