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Entry Into Secondary 1

Admission By PSLE Results

Entry into SJI is by merit only. Singapore students would be admitted based on their PSLE T-scores. Returning Singaporeans who would like to be admitted into Secondary 1 are advised to sit for the SPERS-Sec papers. Foreign students who would like to be admitted into Secondary 1 should have sat for the PSLE examinations and would be admitted based on their PSLE T-scores.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, foreign students without PSLE T-scores would not be admitted into Secondary 1.

All Primary 6 boys in Singapore will sit for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) at the end of the year. The PSLE cut-off scores for SJI are provided below.

Year of Admission Affiliated* Cut-Off for the 'O' Level Track Non-Affiliated Cut-Off for the 'O' Level Track Affiliated* & Non-Affiliated Cut-Off
for the IP Track
2017 238 245 253
2016 238 246 253
2015 238 242 248
2014 238 245 250


* SJI’s affiliated primary schools are SJI Junior, St Anthony’s Primary School, De La Salle Primary School and St Stephen’s School. Currently, close to 40% of the boys in SJI are from the affiliated schools.


Admission by Appeal

Following MOE’s latest policy, school admissions are based on merit. In Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise, posting decisions are based on objective and transparent measures of academic merit i.e. PSLE score. Appeals that take place after the S1 Posting Exercise must be aligned to these principles, in order to be fair to other admitted students.

Students appealing for admission to SJI have to meet the cut-off points (COP). The COP for admission will only be made known after the release of the posting results on 21 December 2016.

Admission to Secondary 1 2017
Appeal for Admission to Secondary 1 2017 is closed.


Admission by DSA

The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy. For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools.

For more information, please visit the DSA@SJI page.