SINGAPORE - Registration for children starting Primary 1 next year will begin on July 3, and end on Aug 28, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a statement on Thursday.
All primary schools will open for registration from 8am to 11am and 2.30pm to 4.30pm from Mondays to Fridays during those dates.
From this year, the MOE will reserve 40 places in every primary school for pupils in Phase 2B and 2C - 20 in each phase - to ensure "continued open access to all primary schools".
Phase 2B, which starts on July 21, is for children whose parents have volunteered in schools, have links to churches or clan associations, or are active community members, while Phase 2C, which begins on July 30, is for those with no links to schools.
The earlier phases - 1 and 2A - are for siblings of current and former pupils of the school, or for children whose parents attended the school.
The cohort size for 2015 is similar to that of this year, the MOE said.
"There will be sufficient school places for all eligible Primary 1 students on a regional and nationwide basis," it added.
More information can be found at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/.