The Open Primary Q & A

The Open Primary offers an affordable education that follows Singapore’s primary school curriculum. It connects classes of just nine students from Primary 1 to Primary 6 with MOE-certified teachers at close-to-home campuses.
At a glance
School phase
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 14,000
Annual fees
SGD 13,860 - 13,860
Price band help
Opening year
School year
Jan to Nov
Main teacher nationality
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Welcome to the The Open Primary official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?


What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Unique educational offering focusing on the core

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

Around 10

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?


What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?


Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of how you measure, and current Value Added benchmark scores.


If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?


Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?


What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?


Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Singapore curriculum delivered by qualified teachers working independently with a common reference guide

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?


Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

Physical Education two to three times a week.
Programme does not offer after school activities - we trust parents can decide which private activities to sign their children up for.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

PE and non-academic curriculum including social studies

How do you promote healthy eating?

No specific action

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?


What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?


What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

8am to 1pm

Is there a school uniform?

Optional polo

Please advise on your discipline policy?


How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Scheduled meet the parents twice a year, formal report twice a year.
Parents free to schedule time with teacher as required and vice versa

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Scheduled meet the parents twice a year, formal report twice a year.
Parents free to schedule time with teacher as required and vice versa

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Optional Mandarin Programme

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?


Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?


How do you support gifted, able and talented students?


Do you have a learning support team in your school?

No - teachers suggest options for assessment to parents as necessary

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?


Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?


Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?


Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?


Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?


Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?


Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes - site visits.

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