30 schools are oversubscribed with 1 school (Jing Shan in Ang Mo Kio) reaching its full capacity nicely. What is rather unsettling is the fact that Concord Primary actually increased its applicants to 940%! That’s close to having only 1/10 chance of getting in.
3 schools (De La Salle, Clementi and Peiying) forego their ballots because they have just enough applicants at some stage to close out the Phase.
For those parents waiting the results of their ballot, good luck. For parents who have not managed to get a place for their kids so far, you will be assigned a place in a school near your registered address. There are still plenty of places available, so don’t worry. Focus on getting your child to become his/her best, and do well for the national exams. It is not the school that makes the student. Rather, it is you, the parent; especially in the formative years of Primary school.
15 schools were oversubscribed in Day 1 of Phase 2C(S). What is the most shocking is the oversubscription rate of Concord Primary in Choa Chu Kang. It is 43 parents vying for 5 seats, which means it is 860% oversubscribed! I think this is one of the highest, if not the highest, since we started monitoring P1 Registration Exercise over 10 years ago. I think the school was oversubscribed in Phase 2C last year and has 5 seats left this year, but the take up rate is ridiculous. It’s almost a 1/10 chance of getting a place in the school. I hope parents will pull out of this school tomorrow (last day of Phase 2C(S) registration) for more realistic chances.
Other than Zhangde Primary, De La Salle, and CHIJ Our Lady Of Good Counsel, all the schools that were oversubscribed in Phase 2C last year are predictably oversubscribed in Phase 2C(S) this year. But I won’t hold my breath for these schools, as they have all very few places left for Phase 2C(S).
Congratulations to all those who made it through Phase 2C. For the rest of you, best wishes for Phase 2C(S)! Remember, no more gambling this time, please.
There is only 1 update on the vacancies. Opera Estate apparently has 2 more vacancies and is now at 37 instead of 35. There are no other changes to the other schools.
This is the prelude to the final Phase 2C(S) of this year’s Primary 1 registration. There’s actually another phase after this, but for most Singaporeans, this is the final phase.
At this stage, you should avoid going through yet-another ballot at all cost. No more gambling with your child’s future. Look at the table below. We have mapped out the number of places left in each school (2021 Places), and the number of applicants last year in 2020. We have also listed the change in cohort size of the school this year (By Cohort).
The first thing to look out for are those schools with 0 applicants in Phase 2C(S) last year. These are the schools which were filled up by Phase 2C last year, but somehow escaped balloting this year in 2C. Chances that these schools will face balloting in Phase 2C(S) are therefore VERY high. Schools like Concord and De La Salle have 5 or less places left, and should be avoided! Schools whose 2020 demand is higher than their 2021 Places should also be avoided as they are likely to require balloting.