P1 Registration 2020: Important Dates and Things to Note

May 28, 2020

It has indeed been an eventful year so far, and once again, the primary one (P1) registration for 2020 is coming up.

As announced by the Ministry of Education, the registration of children for P1 in 2021 will be done online this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this year, the intake of permanent residents (PR) children will also be capped in 10 primary schools.

Registration for the 2021 P1 cohort will open on 1 July 2020 and close on 30 October 2020.

Here are some important dates to keep in mind and things to note for the upcoming P1 registration.

Notes on Navigating the P1 Registration 2020

With the various phases of registration available, you can choose to register your child in a chosen school at any phase that you qualify for.

If you have submitted your application online and would like to make changes during the same phase, you will need to submit a new application within the same phase. MOE will then take your latest online application submitted during the registration period of the same registration phase

Should you choose to submit a new application upon securing a P1 place for your child in a previous registration phase, you will need to withdraw your place from the school before registering in another school.

To avoid having to deal with the hassle of withdrawals or amendments which may lead to delays or missing registration phases, it is recommended to discuss well ahead and decide on your primary school of choice before submitting the online registration.

Phases for P1 Registration 2020

Phase 1: For siblings of current students who are looking to study in the same school
Registration Dates: 1 to 2 July 2020
Applications under this phase will be somewhat guaranteed a place to enter the school of choice. You may register your younger child through his/her older siblings, who will be given the registration form by the school.

You can then email the completed application form and relevant documents to the school.

Phase 2A(1): For children whose parent(s) is/are an alumnus of the primary school or are members of the School Advisory/Management Committee
Registration Date: 7 July 2020
Registration time: 9am to 4.30pm
Results: 13 July 2020
You must have joined the alumni association as a member before 30 June 2019.

Phase 2A(2): For children whose parent or sibling is an alumnus or whose parent is a staff member.
Registration Dates: 14 & 15 July 2020
Registration time: 9am on 14 July 2020 to 4.30pm on 15 July 2020
Results: 22 July 2020
Children who attended a MOE Kindergarten under the purview of and is located within the primary school of choice can also register under this phase.

Phase 2B: For children whose parent has either joined as a parent volunteer or is a member endorsed by the church/clan directly connected with the school 
Registration Dates: 23 and 24 July 2020
Registration time: 9am on 23 July 2020 to 4.30pm on 24 July 2020
Results: 30 July 2020
You must have joined the parent volunteer committee no later than 1 July 2019 and contributed at least 40 hours of service to the school by 30 June 2020. Children of parents who are endorsed as an active community leader are also eligible.

Phase 2C: Open to all children who are eligible for P1 in 2020 and are not yet registered in a primary school
Registration Dates: P1-IS System – 3 to 5 August 2020 / Online form – 4 to 6 August 2020
Registration time: 9am on 3 August 2020 to 4.30pm on 5 August 2020 (Via P1-IS system) / 9am on 4 August 2020 to 4.30pm on 6 August 2020 (Via online form)
Results: 17 August 2019
There will be 20 places in all primary schools in Phase 2C. You can register online either via the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) or through the online form.

Phase 2C Supplementary: For children who are yet to be registered after 2C
Registration Dates: P1-IS System – 19 to 20 August 2020 / Online form – 20 to 21 August 2020
Registration time: 9am on 19 August 2020 to 4.30pm on 20 August 2020 (Via P1-IS system) / 9am on 20 August 2020 to 4.30pm on 21 August 2020 (Via online form)
Results: 31 August 2019

Phase 3: For children of non-Singapore citizens/non-permanent resident parents who have indicated their interest and are informed by MOE in October 2020 that they can be offered a P1 place.
Results: 31 October 2020
Parents of non-residents and non-citizens must have submitted an online form indicating interest between 2 to 8 June 2020. MOE will inform parents of the result and successful applicants will be informed of how to register with the designated school


Be sure to have the soft copies of important documents ready like your child’s birth certificate and NRICs of both parents. Do check the MOE website for what documents that are needed when registering online for different phases.

P1 Preparation: Is Your Child Ready for the Next Phase of His/Her Learning Journey?

Amidst navigating the P1 registration, you might be anxious about preparing your child for new learning routines and a more comprehensive academic curriculum next year.

Do check out this page for tips and resources to help you prepare your child for P1 and register for our Primary 1 Preparation Parent Seminar!