Another way is for you to "move in" to your in-law's house. Meaning both you and your husband change address to be <1km. But it means your current house should be declared as "rented out". In order to do this, your current house must be eligible to be rented out and you will have to pay higher property tax due to rental. This also comes with a bit more tedious task to declare your rental income when filling up income tax.floppy wrote:TL; DR.jwhk10 wrote:Dear All,
This is my first post on this forum (yeah you’ve guessed as much - kid going on to P1 next year and I am feeling much anxiety). This issue has probably been much dissected earlier on this thread, but I thought I should give it a go to ensure that my understanding is correct.
My current scenario is as such: my own residential address being between 1-2km from the school of choice, and my in-laws’ (my child’s care-givers) address being within 1km of the same school.
From my understanding of what is laid out at the MOE website, there is no difference whatsoever in terms of school admission priority regardless of whether my child is registered under my own residential address, or that of his grandparents.
The above is due to the existing guideline which essentially means that all registrations made through statutory declaration (for my case, of child’s grandparents’ address which is within 1km) will by default be considered at the point of registration as equivalent to one from an address between 1-2km from the school of choice, even if the child’s grandparents’ address is within 1km.
Let me try to illustrate my understanding with an example: assuming our school of choice has 40 vacancies for Phase 2B and there are 50 Singapore citizens vying for these vacancies of which 30 resides within 1km while 20 resides between 1-2km, the 30 would be admitted first while the 20 would have to ballot for the remaining 10 vacancies. For my scenario, my understanding is that even though my child is registered using a ‘within 1km’ address via statutory declaration, my child will not fall under the 30 who are admitted first (even though technically there is no balloting needed for those under 1km), but would instead be subjected to the ballot together with the 1-2km group.
Would any kind guru here care to corroborate my understanding please; i.e., that there is no actual need or point for us to consider any statutory declaration for our upcoming registration since there is no difference whatsoever for my case.
Yes, you are correct in your understanding.
There is no point to consider any SD in your case, unless you take pleasure in inconveniencing your in-laws
But in order to go through this trouble, you have to be absolutely sure that you can secure the place if your address is within 1 km. If you still have to go through balloting, then your effort might be worthless.