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P1 Registration 2022: What Primary Schools are Singapore Parents Searching For?

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The 2022 P1 registration exercise begins on June 29 with Phase 1. Registration for Singapore citizens and permanent residents will close on August 16 with Phase 2C Supplementary. 

Here are the most important links to refer to:

Wondering what factors you should consider to pick a primary school for your child? Here at KiasuParents, we’ve been through this ourselves, so we know how confusing things can be — and we hope to be of help.

If your biggest concern is having to ballot for places, you should take note of the 2022 P1 registration vacancies for each primary school in Singapore. Our ‘Chief Kiasu’ will also be hard at work crunching the numbers for everyone, and you can read his analysis posts, for a sense of which schools might be harder or easier to get into.

You can also browse our P1 Registration 2022 guide for answers to some of your questions, such as:

  • How does P1 registration work?
  • Are there P1 registration changes that will take effect in 2022?
  • How many places will be left after each P1 registration phase?
  • Where do I find P1 registration data from 2021 and before?
  • Should I choose a primary school with affiliation?

Other dilemmas weighing on your mind may include:

  • Should I choose a nearby school or a ‘better’ one that is further away?
  • What is a good school culture?
  • Should I choose a popular school?
  • Should I choose a school known for setting ‘tough’ exam papers?
  • Should I choose a school that my child’s younger sibling can also get into?
  • Should I choose a single sex school?
  • Should I choose a school with an affiliated secondary school?

We discuss all of this in our guide to choosing a primary school! However, if you prefer to talk to other parents instead, you can join the lively conversation on our Choosing and Evaluating Primary Schools forum thread.

Curious to know what primary schools other parents are searching for during this time? 

Below are some schools that Singapore parents seem to be the most interested in, based on current search data. We can’t tell what the search intent is, but it doesn’t hurt to check out these schools too, especially if they are conveniently located for you.

1. Nanyang Primary School

Located in Bukit Timah, the co-ed Nanyang Primary School is both a Gifted Education Programme school as well as a Special Assistance Plan school with a focus on nurturing bilingualism in children. 

It is affiliated to Nanyang Girls’ High School, and its subjects offered include:

  • Foundation English Language (read our guide to Foundation Level subjects)
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Higher Chinese Language

Join our Nanyang Primary networking group to find out more.

2. St. Margaret’s Primary School

St. Margaret’s Primary School is a girls’ school, which has affiliations to St. Margaret’s Secondary School. Do note that the school is currently located at a temporary site (2 Mattar Road) due to upgrading. It will move back to its permanent city-centre location at 99 Wilkie Road in December 2023. 

Subjects offered include:

  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our St. Margaret’s Primary networking group to find out more.

3. Punggol Primary School

Located in Hougang, Punggol Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Punggol Primary networking group to find out more.

4. CHIJ (Katong) Primary

Located in Bedok, CHIJ (Katong) Primary is a girls’ school, with affiliations to CHIJ Katong Convent. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Science
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our CHIJ (Katong) Primary networking group to find out more.

5. Springdale Primary School

Springdale Primary School is located in Sengkang, and it is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Springdale Primary networking group to find out more.

6. ACS Primary

Located in Novena, Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) is a school for boys. It is also a Gifted Education Programme school, with affiliations to:

  • Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Secondary) 
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Junior College) 

Subjects offered include: 

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) networking group to find out more. Please note that this is a separate school from Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), another boys’ school that shares the same affiliations but is not a Gifted Education Programme school.  

7. Sengkang Green Primary School

Also located in Sengkang, Sengkang Green Primary School is a co-ed school. Join our Sengkang Green Primary networking group to find out more.

8. Frontier Primary School

Located in Jurong West, Frontier Primary School is a co-ed school. Its subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Frontier Primary networking group to find out more.

9. Cantonment Primary School

Cantonment Primary School is located in Bukit Merah, and it is a co-ed school. Its subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Cantonment Primary networking group to find out more.

10. CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)

Located in Toa Payoh, CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) is a girls’ school, with affiliations to CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh). 

Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) networking group to find out more.

11. Punggol Green Primary School

Located in Punggol, Punggol Green Primary School is a co-ed school. Join our Punggol Green Primary networking group to find out more.

12. Yio Chu Kang Primary School

Located in Hougang, Yio Chu Kang Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Yio Chu Kang Primary networking group to find out more.

13. Qifa Primary School

Located in Clementi, Qifa Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Higher Chinese Language

Join our Qifa Primary networking group to find out more.

14. Palm View Primary School

Palm View Primary School is located in Sengkang, and it is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language

Join our Palm View Primary networking group to find out more.

15. Mayflower Primary School

Located in Ang Mo Kio, Mayflower Primary School has been housed at a temporary site due to upgrading works, but it should be settled back into its permanent location (200 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5) by the time the 2023 school year begins.

It is a co-ed school, and subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Mayflower Primary networking group to find out more.

16. Casuarina Primary School

Located in Pasir Ris, Casuarina Primary School is a co-ed school. Its subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science

Join our Casuarina Primary networking group to find out more.

17. Angsana Primary School

Located in Tampines, Angsana Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • ​​Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Angsana Primary networking group to find out more.

18. Greendale Primary School

Greendale Primary School is located in Punggol, and it is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include: 

  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language

Join our Greendale Primary networking group to find out more.

19. Tanjong Katong Primary School

Located in Marine Parade, Tanjong Katong Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include: 

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Tanjong Katong Primary networking group to find out more.

20. Paya Lebar MGS (Primary)

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) is located in Hougang, and it is a girls’ school with affiliations to Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary). 

Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Science
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ networking group to find out more.

21. Tampines North Primary School

Located in Tampines, Tampines North Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Tampines North Primary networking group to find out more.

22. Marsiling Primary School

Located in Woodlands, Marsiling Primary School is a co-ed school. Subjects offered include:

  • Foundation Chinese Language
  • Foundation English Language
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Foundation Malay Language
  • Foundation Science
  • Foundation Tamil Language
  • Higher Chinese Language
  • Higher Malay Language
  • Higher Tamil Language

Join our Marsiling Primary networking group to find out more.

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