How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School

Places are in short supply for expats at Singapore’s local, government-run primary and secondary schools, so we’ve rounded up a shortlist of the best Ministry of Education (MOE) schools to apply to.
How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School
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Bukit Panjang Primary School (BPPS)

The primary school's campus in the Western district of Bukit Panjang

Location: Bukit Panjang district
Type: Local (primary)
Curriculum: MOE (PSLE)
Annual tuition fees: $7,800

Founded in 1932 as one of the very few primary schools in the western part of Singapore, Bukit Panjang Primary School has a large student population of 2,700 children.

The mother tongue programme includes Chinese, Malay and Tamil, and the school enhances the MOE syllabus with activities such as reading marathons and cultural camps. Standout initiatives at the school include a sports leaders’ programme, an annual adventure and leadership camp, and a CHAMPs weight management programme. There’s a wide choice of CCAs, and the school has a Student Care Centre that offers after-school care including meals, homework supervision, games and tuition.

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>>NEXT: Bukit Timah Primary School (BTPS)

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