New School Places Coming to Singapore...

From early years through to sixth form, we keep you updated on the latest additions to Singapore's international school scene...
New School Places Coming to Singapore...
By Carli Allan
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Several hundred new school places will be created by the opening and expansion of international schools for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond.

Three new schools will be opening between now and September 2025 – and two British curriculum schools are expanding into secondary. As well as helping to reduce waiting lists across the city-state, these new schools will offer parents more choice in terms of curricula, cost of tuition, and location.

XCL American Academy


XCL Education opened its second international school in Singapore in August 2022 – an American school offering Nursery through to Grade 8 for fees of up to $30,000. The founding cohort of XCL American Academy is currently in a 'foundation campus' at XCL World Academy until its permanent campus is completed in August 2023. 

Located next door to XCL World Academy, XCL American Academy's purpose-built campus in Yishun will be for 1,500 students. It will be the fourth international school in the city to offer a US-based education.

The new campus will feature a three-storey library, a Pioneer Town focused on entrepreneurship, multi-purpose hall/gymnasium, and specialist classrooms. Students will also have access to sports and technology facilities at XCL World Academy, including a 50m swimming pool, multi-use sports field, tennis courts, and a 750-seat auditorium.

One World International School (Punggol)


An all-through school for 1,500 students, One World International School (Punggol) will open in August 2023.

Opening from Kindergarten through to Grade 12, OWIS Punggol describes itself as a “new-age school” which will be “guided by kindness driven education programmes that promote compassion and a culture of inclusion”.  It will be a technology-driven school with digital lockers, CCTV and facial recognition systems for student attendance, Smartboards in every classroom, and Smart bus terminals.

This is the latest addition to the growing OWIS family of schools in Singapore, which includes the Nanyang campus in Jurong. OWIS is owned by the Global Schools Foundation (GSF), which is headquartered in Singapore. 

The Perse School (Singapore) 

The Perse School (Singapore), which currently enrols students aged five to 12 years, opened Year 7 in August 2022 and will open Year 8 in August 2023 at its current campus; the school is "actively looking for a secondary campus".

Brighton College (Singapore)

From August 2025, Brighton College (Singapore) will extend its offering to students aged up to 13 years by opening admissions for Year 8. Brighton College (Singapore) opened in August 2020 to deliver a very British pre-prep and prep education to students in Pre-Nursery to Year 5; it has since opened Years 6-7.

One of Brighton College’s strengths is that it is purely focused on primary education, which means that all resources, teaching, and facilities within the school are geared towards the five to 13 year age group. There are no immediate plans to open a secondary school, but it is a possibility sources tell us.

Wellington College (Singapore)

Wellington College in the UK

The prestigious UK day and boarding school Wellington College will open a Singapore campus in the next few years in a regional partnership with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim. It is expected to open by 2025.

The new school will join the Wellington College International (WCI) family of schools, which includes schools in China and Thailand, and a first school in India opening in 2023. It will enrol 2,000 students and offer early years, primary and secondary programmes following the English National Curriculum, and culminating in the IB Diploma Programme.

Wellington College joins a growing list of British schools that have set up in Singapore; Dulwich College (Singapore) opened in 2014 and The Perse School, Brighton College and North London Collegiate School all opened Singapore campuses in 2021-22.

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