Many P1 places still available in latest phase

Many P1 places still available in latest phase

SINGAPORE - After the first day of the latest phase of Primary 1 registration yesterday, 80 of 94 schools still have places left.

For Phase 2C Supplementary, 11 schools are already oversubscribed with the possibility of a ballot being held next Tuesday. Another three have the same number of applicants as available places and may also need balloting if more apply today - the last day for registration in this phase.

This phase is for Singaporeans and permanent residents who have not secured places for their children.

The 11 oversubscribed schools include Woodlands Ring Primary School, where nine children applied for eight spots, Marymount Convent in Toa Payoh, which had 52 children signing up for 42 places, and Greendale Primary School in Punggol, with 93 children chasing 86 vacancies.

Pei Tong Primary School, the only school in Clementi with vacancies, saw 54 children applying for 51 places.

Another three schools, including Yishun Primary School, have now filled all their places and may also need a ballot if more children apply.

When registration for the previous phase ended last week, 93 of the country's 187 primary schools were full.

This article was first published on August 13, 2014.
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