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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 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 scores.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, foreign students without PSLE 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 Indicative PSLE Score Range for 2020 are provided below.

Year of Admission 'O' Level Programme
(Affiliated) *
'O' Level Programme
(Non-Affiliated)
Integrated Programme
2021 8 - 12 5 - 10 4 - 8

* SJI’s affiliated primary schools are:

  1. De La Salle School
  2. St. Anthony's Primary School
  3. St. Joseph's Institution Junior
  4. St. Stephen's School

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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.


Admission by Appeal

Please read these instructions carefully before making an appeal application.

The appeal for admission to SJI opens on Tuesday, 22 December 2020 and closes on Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 5pm.

Applicants appealing for admission to SJI MUST meet the cut-off point (COP) of the particular programme. The COPs for admission to Secondary 1 2021 are as follows:
Programme Affiliated Non-affiliated
O-Level Programme (OP) 238 247
Integrated Programme (IP) N.A. 252

Please note that places available for admission to SJI via appeal are limited. There will only be vacancies if students posted to SJI decide to transfer out. If there are vacancies, only students who meet the COP for the year will be considered.

MOE’s no transfer policy for students who have been successfully placed in a Secondary School via Direct School Admissions (DSA) apply.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please submit your appeal application online via this link:

sjiappealform-year1-2021


You will require the following documents for uploading in the online appeal form:
  • A recent photograph of the applicant
  • A copy of his PSLE results slip with the aggregate score
  • A copy of his Primary 5 school results
  • A copy of his S1 Option Form (choice of Secondary Schools)
  • Any other documentary evidence to support your application

Applications will close on 30 December 2020, 5pm.
Please note that the school will not accept submission by hand, via email or by post. And we will not be able to accept late submissions.

Only successful applicants will be informed. If you do not hear from the school by 11 January 2021, you may assume that your application is unsuccessful.

Please Note:
PENDING THE OUTCOME OF YOUR APPEAL, STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT TO THE SECONDARY SCHOOL THAT THEY ARE POSTED TO.