Primary 1 registration started on June 28 and the question on many parents’ lips is: Will I need to ballot for a place for my child?
This year is also the year when the bumper crop of 2012 Dragon babies are jostling for place in popular primary schools during Primary 1 registration , although Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has said that there will be more places for them.
If you’re unsure which phase your child qualifies for in the Primary 1 registration process, click here.
And to see if balloting is likely in your preferred school during Primary 1 registration , check out this useful interactive site by The Straits Times. It uses historical data over the last 6 to simulate forecasts of which popular schools are likely to have balloting this year.
To use it, add the school and the phase, and answer 5 questions, such as “How far are you willing to go to increase your chances?” and “It is important to me that my child attends a school that is not too far from where we live.”
The microsite also has advice from ST’s senior education correspondent, Sandra Davie, on common questions that parents have on Primary 1 registration and choosing the right school.
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